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Still ‘deer season’ on roads

“Deer season” continued on Rockdale area roadways during the past week with five more vehicle-deer accidents reported to the Department of Public Safety.

There were four vehicle-deer accidents two weeks ago, a total of nine in the past 14 days.

Trooper Ernest DelBosque said a vehicle operated by Rita Phillips, 55, of Rockdale, sustained moderate damages at 6 p. m. Dec. 6 when it collided with a deer on US 77, six miles south of Rockdale.

No injuries were reported.

Moderate damages were also reported at 5:55 p.m. Friday in a vehicle-deer collision on FM 1712, southwest of Minerva, according to DelBosque.

Driver was listed as Connie Merka, 47, of Rockdale. No injuries were reported, according to the DPS.

An early morning incident near Sharp also involved a vehicle and a deer, according to Trooper Mark Berry.

He said the crash occurred at 5:15 a.m. Saturday and listed the driver as 67-year-old Crosoforo Ruelas of Temple.

No injuries, and moderate damages, were reported.

Teodoro Padron-Diaz, 46, of Deer Park was listed as the driver in a vehicle- deer collision at 11: 40 p.m. Sunday on US 77, south of Rockdale, according to DelBosque.

No injuries were reported and vehicle damages were termed “moderate.”

A collision involving a vehicle and deer early Monday morning on US 77 south of Minerva was also investigated by DelBosque.

He listed the driver as Megan Rider, 20, of Cameron.

DelBosque said there were no injuries and listed vehicle damages as “moderate.”

Troopers said the Rockdale area’s only accident that did not involve deer over the past week occurred at 5:57 p.m. Thursday on US 79 and County Road 434 east of Thorndale.

DelBosque said one vehicle was driven by 36-year-old Emily Faltesek of Hutto, while the other vehicle left the scene.

Faltesek refused treatment at the scene.

Delbosque termed damages “moderate.”

Milam County personnel were originally summoned to a onevehicle accident on US 77 at 7:57 p.m. Sunday but the location turned out to be in Lee County.


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