Connellsville man dies when deer hits windshield

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SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. —

A 56-year-old Fayette County man died Friday afternoon when a deer struck his windshield on Route 30 in Somerset County.

Authorities said a car traveling eastbound in Jenner Township near Boswell around 1 p.m. struck a deer.

The deer traveled into the westbound lane and struck the windshield of Ralph Striner’s car.

Somerset County Coroner Wallace Miller said Striner was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy is planned for Saturday, Miller said.

The driver of the car that originally hit the deer was not injured.

A portion of Route 30 near the scene of the accident was closed for several hours. The road reopened by about 3 p.m.

Police said the accident remains under investigation.

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