Man killed by deer in Roxbury crash

A 49-year-old man has died of injuries sustained in a crash with a deer that happened on Wednesday, July 6 in the Delaware County town of Roxbury, according to the Daily Star, the Catskill Mountain News and the Associated Press.

The Catskill Mountain News has the most detailed report.

According to the CMN, Roxbury resident John Peters was sitting in the passenger seat of a car being driven by his fiancée, Renee Wojciechowski, on Route 30 around 6 p.m. on Wednesday when the crash occurred.

A car traveling in the opposite direction, driven by Susan Greene of the Delaware County hamlet of Vega, hit the deer and sent it flying across the road into the windshield of Wojciechowski’s car, according to news reports.

The deer crashed through the windshield and into Peters in the passenger seat. He was badly injured and was airlifted to Albany Medical Center, where he died of his injuries on Sunday, July 10. Wojciechowski and two teenagers in the backseat also sustained minor injuries in the crash.

Roxbury’s town constable, Steve Williamson, told newspapers that the incident was a “freak accident,” one of the oddest he’d seen in his career.