Officer swerves to avoid deer, crashes patrol car

Officer swerves to avoid deer, crashes patrol car

Officer swerves to avoid deer, crashes patrol car

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on September 19, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 5:28 AM

COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho-- A Coeur D’Alene police officer walked away with no injuries early Wednesday after he wrecked his work vehicle.

Authorities said Officer Jason Wilhelm swerved to avoid hitting a deer around 1: 30 a.m. on westbound I-90.  His unmarked 2007 GMC Envoy struck the median and rolled on its side, then slid down the freeway.  The crash totaled the car.

Officer Wilhelm was evaluated at KMC where he was treated and released.

Idaho State Police are investigating the accident. Early indicators show no negligence by Officer Wilhelm and that his speed was consistent with highway speed.
 

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