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NEARBY: Deer Carcass Causes Crash Near Newtown I-295 Exit

The crash happened over the weekend on the local highway.

File photo.

Injuries were reported after a crash caused by a deer carcass on I-295 westbound between the Yardley and Newtown exits.

The crash happened on Saturday, September 2 around 12:20 p.m. on the highway in Lower Makefield Township.

A 2023 Kia Sportage with four New Jersey residents inside was traveling on the middle lane on I-295 westbound at what Pennsylvania State Police determined was an “unsafe speed” when she swerved to avoid a deer carcass that was in the highway.

Troopers said the Kia abruptly swerved and lost control, striking the concrete barrier twice.

The Kia came to rest in the middle of the highway after the crash, state police said.

Troopers stated the Kia sustained “heavy damage.”

Three of the four people, including the driver, complained of injuries from the wreck, which led to the Yardley-Makefield Emergency Unit and Bucks County Rescue Squad transporting them to the St. Mary Medical Center in Middletown Township, state police said.

The Kia had to be towed from the scene.

The driver of the Kia will not be cited, but the driver will receive a warning, state police said.

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