Deer season ‘opens early’ for Milam County drivers in week

The calendar says deer season opens Saturday but as far as those who drive Milam County roads are concerned, it’s already been open, especially in the after dawn and dusk hours.

No less than three vehicle deer collisions were investigated during the past week by DPS state troopers.

A fourth was reported inside the Rockdale city limits and was investigated by local police. See police report, page 3A.

Trooper J. C. Brooks said a vehicle-deer collision was reported at 7:41 p.m. Sunday on Texas 36 south of Milano.

Driver was listed as Michael Lopez, 40, of Rockdale.

No injuries were reported and vehicle damages were termed moderate.

Cpl. Erik Gaston investigated a vehicle-deer incident at 6:56 p.m. Oct. 22 in the Griffin Chapel community on Texas 36.

He listed the driver as Consuelo Sisneros, 30, of San Jose, New Mexico.

No injuries were reported, but vehicle damages were termed extensive.

Yet another vehicle-deer collision was reported at 7:20 a.m. Tuesday on FM 1712 north of Rockdale and was investigated by Trooper Ernest DelBosque.

He listed the driver as Cassie Fatheree, 39, of Rockdale.

No injuries were reported and damages were termed moderate.

CRASHES—A pair of one-vehicle collisions not involving animals were also investigated by the DPS in the Rockdale area.

DelBosque said extensive damages, but no injuries, were reported in a crash at 10:50 a.m. Sunday on County Road 450 southeast of Thorndale.

Driver was listed as Melissa Hoyle, 36, of Longview.

DelBosque said the vehicle ran off the road and collided with a fence post.

No injuries were reported in a 2:54 p.m. Saturday crash on US 77 south of Minerva, according to DelBosque.

He listed the driver as Renee LeFleur, 32, of San Antonio.

DelBosque said extensive damages were reported and the crash was caused by a tire blowout.

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