Deer Smashes Through Car Windshield, Driver Later Dies

A New Jersey driver who was seriously hurt when a deer he struck crashed through his windshield has died from his injuries.

Police say the deer was crossing a road in Franklin Township, about 50 miles (80.46 kilometers) from New York City, when 63-year-old Mark Rodgers hit it around 5:30 p.m. Friday. The deer then went through the windshield and landed in the vehicle’s back seat.

The Franklin man had been hospitalized in critical condition before he died Tuesday afternoon.

No one else was in the vehicle at the time. No other injuries were reported in the accident.

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