Driver Dies After Deer Runs into Vehicle

MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP — A man died when a deer struck his vehicle in Monroe County.

State police said it happened on Route 209 near Bushkill around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

According to troopers, Wali Bilal, 60, of Bushkill and his wife were driving north, when a large buck ran into the driver’s side of the car.

The buck’s antlers pierced the driver’s window and struck Bilal.

His wife grabbed the wheel and steered the car until it struck a tree.

Bilal died on the way to the hospital.

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