- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Oregon State Police say the driver of a commercial delivery truck was killed near Eugene when a car hit a small deer and launched it into the truck’s windshield.

Police said a Ford Focus hit the deer, which went airborne and crashed through the windshield of the truck.

The truck driver was able to get his rig to the side of the road, but lost consciousness. Passing motorists began CPR, but the driver was dead at the hospital. He suffered neck and head injuries.

The driver was identified as 37-year-old Jesse Bastien of Eugene. The driver of the car was 54-year-old Brian Rooney of Veneta. The accident happened Tuesday on Oregon 126, which connects the two cities.

Police said the deer was a blacktail, and it was killed.

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