Locals in Varina, Virginia, are confused as to what would possess someone to tie a rope around a dead deer's neck and sling it over a highway overpass into oncoming traffic.
According to WTVR, the deer crashed through a truck's windshield Friday after midnight, peppering the driver's body and eyes with glass. The driver wasn't injured beyond minor scrapes, although it could have been much worse. The CBS 6 channel reported that the neck of the deer, which was tied with a rope, was severed in the crash and hit driver Billy Ducksworth in the face.
Billy Ducksworth's windshield after a deer went through it. (Photo: Melissa M/WTVR)
(Photo: Melissa M/WTVR)
“All I know is that when I came up on the bridge it wasn’t hanging there,” Ducksworth told CBS 6 News reporter Jake Burns. “And then I looked up and a deer come over the bridge on a rope swinging at me.”
Some glass went into Ducksworth's eye but other than that he was not injured. (Photo: Melissa M/WTVR)
Ducksworth continued saying the incident was one he would never dream of.
“What if that had been a bus with people up on it?” he said, according to WTVR.
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A woman later in the morning on her way to work spotted the driver's truck at a gas station where he had stayed the night and she was able to speak with him, WTVR reported.
“It was just unbelievable to see something so traumatic like that, or the things that could have happened to this guy,” the woman identified as Melissa M. said to the station's reporter.
Rope from where the deer was dangled into traffic was still tied to the overpass on Saturday, according to the station. (Image: WTVR screenshot)
Virginia State Police Sgt. Thomas Molnar told WTVR in an email that this offense is considered a felony and that the station is investigating. The crime occurred on I-295 north near Route 5 at exit 22A.
The Miami-based trucker, not to be deterred from his final destination, continued on later Friday toward New Jersey, according to the news station.
(H/T: Daily Mail)