Four-footed residents cause w reck s

Milam County’s two-footed

residents would have had a safer

Thanksgiving week on area roads

if only their four-footed residents

had left them alone.

Three accidents involving deer

and one with a horse were investigated

during the week by state


No ser ious injur ies were


A vehicle-horse collision was

reported at 6:20 p.m. Nov. 24 on

FM 487 east of Davilla, according

to Trooper Donald Delukie.

Dr iver was listed as K at y

Edwards, 41. Damages were

termed minor.

A vehicle operated by Helen

Castro, 30, of Bartlett collided with a deer at 12:15 a.m. Friday

on US 79 east of Thorndale.

Trooper Mark Berr y listed

damages as moderate.

Another vehicle-deer collision

was reported at 1:40 p.m. Saturday

on US 79 near Western Hills

Road, according to Trooper David


Driver was listed as Maria Martinez,

43, of San Marcos. Vehicle

damage was termed “moderate.”

Minor to moderate damages

were reported in a 6:50 a.m.

Thursday deer-vehicle collision,

at US 77 near County Road 314

south of Rockdale, according to

Trooper Erik Gaston.

Driver was listed as Natasha

Mata, 26, of Dime Box.


mal accidents during the week,

according to troopers:

• 8:50 p.m. Nov. 24, driver

Dillon Shelton, 18, Cameron, FM

487 north of Rockdale, minor


• 6:15 p.m. Nov. 23, CR 342,

southeast of Milano, driver Natalie

Keen, 18, Cameron, minor


• 6:59 p.m. Nov. 23, FM 486

near San Gabriel, unknown driver

left scene.

• 12:50 p.m. Nov. 24, US 79

in Milano, hit-and-run, vehicle

driven by Michelle Harvey, 21,

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, hit by

vehicle which left scene, causing

moderate damage.

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