Deer causes crash on Interstate

A deer caused a crash on Interstate 65 early Sunday morning.

Judy Jackson, Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department Spokesperson, says that just after 3:30 a.m., Deputy Nate Nichols responded to the scene, where he found a vehicle in the median at the southbound 79 mile marker. The driver, Jayson George, 38, of Columbus, told deputies that he was driving south on I-65 when a deer jumped into his path. In his attempted to avoid the deer, authorities say that George‚Äôs vehicle crashed into the barrier fence and continued south for about 100 yards.

George was taken to Columbus Regional Hospital for cuts on his left leg and hands.

The Sheriff’s Department is thanking the Edinburgh Police Department and German Township Fire Department for their help.