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‘Deer season’ continues on south Milam roads

It’s become deer season just about every week on South Milam County roadways.

Two more vehicle- deer accidents were reported to the Department of Public Safety during the past week.

A third, unrelated, accident closed FM 908 briefly Monday afternoon while an 18-wheeler, which had overturned, was removed.

A vehicle-deer collision was reported at 7:50 p.m. Nov. 5 on County Road 446 southwest of Rockdale according to Trooper Ernest DelBosque.

Driver was listed as Nicholas Baggerly, 19, of Thorndale.

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

Moderate vehicle damages were also reported in a 7:20 p.m. Thursday vehicle-deer collision on US 79 west of Gause, according to DelBosque.

Driver was listed as Ashley Hughes, 26, of Gause.

DelBosque said no injuries were reported.

Rockdale firefighters and an AMR ambulance crew were dispatched to the truck rollover at 3:22 p.m. Monday on FM 908 about five miles northwest of Rockdale.

Trooper J. C. Brooks listed the driver as John Gordon, 30, of Buckholts.

The roadway was blocked about an hour while a large wrecker was brought in to remove the truck from the roadway.

Firefighters said the driver was not seriously injured.

Several vehicle-deer collisions had been reported in previous weeks.


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