Flying deer smashes through windshield in Yates County

John Christensen

Two people from Naples escaped serious injury when a deer, struck by another vehicle, became airborne and smashed through the windshield of their truck, striking the passenger and ending up in the back seat.

According to the Yates County Sheriff's Office, Richard Colucci, 80, was driving north on Rte. 245 in Italy at about 2:30 p.m. Oct. 26 when this freak accident occurred. Passenger Barbara Weinhart, 68, was checked over at the scene by Naples Fire and Ambulance personnel, but was not badly hurt.