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Passenger killed when deer smashes through windshield

54-year-old Eau Claire man dies after car vs. deer crash on I-94

WATERTOWN, Wis. - Officials said a man died from injuries he received Monday after the car he was riding in struck a deer.

Wisconsin State Patrol said a Ford Crown Victoria was traveling in the left lane of eastbound Interstate 94 near Watertown at 11:32 a.m. when a deer crossed the car's path.

According to the report, the car struck the deer head-on near mile marker 267. The deer flew onto the hood and smashed through the windshield, injuring the 53-year-old driver, Joyce Running. David Running, 54, was in the passenger seat.

They were both from Eau Claire. They were taken to a local hospital where David Running subsequently died as a result of injuries received.

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