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Woman injured after swerving to miss deer carcass on I-70

June 09, 2013

A Hagerstown woman was taken to Meritus Medical Center on Sunday morning with nonlife-threatening injuries after she swerved a Dodge Neon to miss a dead deer and struck a guardrail on Interstate 70, Maryland State Police said.

An Acura hit and killed the deer on westbound Interstate 70 near the exit for U.S. 40 shortly before 6 a.m. Sunday, Cpl. Doug Arnold said.

After the Acura hit the deer, the Neon swerved to miss it, Arnold said.

Jennifer Panduro, 25, of Hagerstown, was driving the Neon, Arnold said.

The fast lane of westbound I-70 was closed for 20 to 30 minutes following the accident, police said.

— Julie E. Greene

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