Did You Ever Hear the One About the Decapitated, Murdering, Flying Deer Head?

REYNOLDSVILLE, Pa. — Police in western Pennsylvania say a woman was killed when part of a deer struck by another vehicle went through her windshield and hit her.

State police in Jefferson County say 70-year-old Rosemary Bower of Brookville was traveling east on Route 830 in Washington Township at about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday when a westbound car struck a deer that ran onto the road.

The deer went airborne and hit Bower’s windshield. The impact cut the animal in half and sent the head and shoulders into the car, killing Bower. Her car hit another car about four-tenths of a mile down the road before stopping in a ditch.

The drivers of the two other cars were uninjured. Police say no charges will be filed as a result of the accident.

This is about a week old, but it’s just too bizarre to not post. I’m sad, obviously, that a life was lost. But I can’t help where my mind immediately went… first, Tommy Boy, as noted by the headline photo. Second, the SNL sketch planning room. I have no idea what one of those rooms looks like, but I have a vision of pizza, beer, and drugs… a huge cluster of writers, and ideas just flying around. “We should do a skit about a couple driving on the highway, chatting about nothing in particular. Then, in their rear-view mirror, they see a car hit a deer so hard that it decapitates the deer sending it’s head flying through the air so fast that it blasts through the windshield of a third car, instantly killing the driver… a 70-year-old woman. Meh never mind, that could never happen…. Who ’bout a driving cat instead? We’ll call it Toonces.”


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