Deer in road causes wreck |

Deer in road causes wreck

A man from New Jersey suffered a minor injury Saturday afternoon on U.S. Highway 50 west of Round Hill after he swerved to avoid a deer that jumped onto the road.

The car, a 1979 gray Ford two-door, hit the deer anyway and then rammed boulders on the side of the road and came to rest in the eastbound lane on its roof, said the Nevada Highway Patrol.

Paramedics took the driver, Robert Chin, a 62-year-old from Eatontown, N.J., to Barton Memorial Hospital to treat an arm abrasion. The collision killed the deer, NHP said.

Chin was driving the speed limit when he hit the deer and did not receive a ticket for the accident, said NHP Trooper Patrick McGill.

The accident occurred at 1:20 p.m. It forced one-lane traffic on Highway 50 until about 3 p.m.

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