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Dead deer dumped off I-70 are buried

April 17, 2007|by ERIN JULIUS

Maryland State Highway officials were burying several dead deer found dumped off Interstate 70 near Mapleville Road Monday morning.

The deer, which apparently were killed by traffic, were taken to two pits in Washington County where dead animals cleared from roadways are buried, said John Wright, an assistant maintenance engineer for the highway administration.

Prison crews tasked with clearing roadways might have mistakenly dumped the deer off the interstate, Wright said. The deer were taken away Monday afternoon, he said.

Sgt. Ken Turner of the Natural Resources Police confirmed the deer were killed by traffic.

"We don't have a deer serial killer," he said.

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