A Grant County sheriff’s deputy struck a deer with his patrol car Friday morning while heading to the office in Ephrata.
The deer was killed in the 6:45 a.m. collision on State Route 243 South near Wanapum Village Lane Southwest, about eight miles north of Mattawa.
Deputy Keith Edie was northbound on the highway when the deer ran onto the road, according to a news release from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office. No other vehicles were involved.
Edie was not injured. However, his 2006 Ford Crown Victoria patrol car received front end damage, the release said.