Two Fatal MN Crashes Involved Deer
Two people are dead after two separate crashes involving deer over the weekend on Minnesota roadways. Both crashes involved hitting deer.
The Minnesota State Patrol reports that a RAV4 driven by 61-year-old Robert Bergsgaard of Oakdale was traveling west on Highway 36 on Sunday around 5:30 p.m. in Maplewood when it struck a deer. After hitting the deer, the driver lost control and ended up in the ditch. The passenger, 56-year-old Jody Bergsgaard, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver was transported to Regions Hospital with what was described as non-life threatening injuries.
In a different crash, another Minnesota man was killed after his ATV struck a deer in the Meadowlands Township in St. Louis County.
38-year-old Kyle Ringhofer was traveling on Highway 47 and struck a deer and was ejected from the side-by-side ATV he was driving after it rolled several times after striking the deer. The driver was pronounced dead after being transported from the scene, according to WDIO news.