Deputy collides with deer

EAST MANATEE -- A deputy driving eastbound in the 9000 block of State Road 70 about shortly after midnight today encountered two deer that entered the eastbound lanes of travel from the median, according to a Manatee County Sheriff's report.

The deputy took evasive action to avoid the deer. Both deer stopped in the roadway and then turned around to go back across the median.

The deputy avoided one of the deer, but the second turned back into his vehicle. The deer died on scene.

The deputy's vehicle sustained approximately $450 damage. The deputy was uninjured.