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High Noon: Dumb Deer Of H200

Alternating between rage and anguish, I watch stupid, damned, poor, ignorant cretin devil Bambette (Bambi’s sister) in the mirror. She’s standing in the road, looking not much worse for wear. I hope she’s thinking, “Daaaamn that hurt,” all the while knowing she’s not thinking at all. Her walnut-sized, kidney-bean-shaped brain is only recording shock and pain and she doesn’t have a clue that it’s a miracle she is still standing. I haven’t had a close encounter of the deer kind for a while, not counting the non-contact variety that invariably come from driving Highway 200 on a regular basis. Some nights, all I can do is drive 45 and try not to swear out loud, at which I never succeed. I’ve called deer the vilest names I’ve ever called anything. Stupid, blinking animals, anyway. Holy… ummm… crud/Sandy Compton, River Journal. More here.

Question: Have you ever hit a whitetail deer while driving? Near miss?

Sagle 2YO Girl Dies In H200 Crash

A 2-year-old Sagle girl was killed and a 5-year-old boy was injured in a single-vehicle crash on State Highway 200 @ M/P 38 (near Pack River) at 1:40 p.m. Sunday, according to the Idaho State Police. Katlyn Price died when Ashlee Price, 18, of Sagle, traveling eastbount in a 1997 Toyota 4Runner, drove off the north shoulder of the roadway, over corrected and overturned in the roadway. The vehicle then rolled down a steep embankment on the north shoulder. The vehicle came to rest on it’s roof in approximately 4 feet of water. The driver was ejected from the vehicle. Citizens passing by stopped and turned the vehicle onto it’s drivers side and pulled Katlyn Price and Tyson Ruel out of the vehicle. Driver Ashlee Price and Tyson Ruel were taken to Bonner General Hospital. The ISP is still investigating the accident.

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