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Sara Betzler of Silver Bay shows where she was hit by a deer hurled at her after it was struck by a truck. She's showing how the deer struck her shoulder, causing her to fall to the ground on a patch of grass off the shoulder of the northbound lane of Highway 61 near Palisade Head. Her right shoulder and hip were injured and bruised in the accident. (Bob King /

Airborne deer slams unlucky jogger

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Sara Betzler was jogging on Sunday morning when she was hit by a flying deer.

She didn't know it was a deer at first. Betzler, 30, was about a half-mile north of Palisade Head on Minnesota Highway 61 and about a mile from home, jogging south on the northbound shoulder of the road in falling snow when she was flung into the ditch. It was sometime between 9:30 and 10 a.m.


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