Columbus woman seriously hurt after vehicle strikes deer

A Columbus woman suffered severe injuries Thursday evening after the vehicle she was driving struck a deer.

Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department Spokesperson Judy Jackson IMG_3242says that Deputies responded to the crash, at 2765 W Carr Hill Road, just before 6 p.m. On arrival, Deputies found the driver, 41-year-old Amy Baker, unconscious and suffering from head injuries.

Baker’s husband, a passenger in the vehicle, reportedly told investigators that they struck a deer, causing them to run off the road, hit a mailbox and run through a tree line. The vehicle ultimately came to rest in the front yard of a home.

Deputies said the deer hit the front of the vehicle, flew over the hood and through the windshield, into the back of the car. Baker was life-lined to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. The deer was found in the rear of the vehicle.

Sheriff Matt Myers is taking this opportunity to remind you to be aware as you drive at this time of year. He says that many deer are on our roadways.