LEICESTER – A driver insists that his truck struck a deer before leaving the roadway and striking a tree on River Road Tuesday afternoon.
According to first responders on scene, the truck is believed to have been southbound on River Road when it ran off the road and struck the tree just north of Jones Bridge Road at about 2:10 p.m. Police are currently investigating and may find that the driver did indeed strike a deer.
The driver was not injured.
New York State Police are investigating. The driver repeatedly insisted to the investigating Trooper that he hit a deer, at times becoming heated.
Traffic was closed on River Road for just over 40 minutes as first responders were on scene. Traffic has since reopened.
Firefighters with the Leicester and Cuylervile Fire Departments responded to the scene alongside a Livingston County EMS ambulance and NYS Police.
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