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.

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