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Deer v Van accident – Edgar County

By John Kraft & Kirk Allen

On September 23, 2018


This just occurred about 3 miles south of Paris, Illinois on Illinois Highway 1.

It appears a deer hit the van on the left, front side, which activated the van’s airbags.

Edgar County Special Service Area Emergency Medical Services, Edgar County Sherriff’s Department, Paris Community Fire Protection District and the Paris Fire Department arrived on scene

Video below going North:

Going South:


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  • Roger
    Posted at 19:37h, 23 September

    Oh Deer!
    “An Illinois resident/driver of a motor vehicle involved in a vehicle-deer collision has priority in legally possessing white-tailed deer killed/injured as a result of a collision with a motor vehicle. If the driver does not take possession of the deer before leaving the collision scene, any citizen of Illinois who is not delinquent in child support may possess and transport the deer. Non-residents may not claim a road-killed deer. Individuals claiming such a deer must report the possession within 24 hours at Individuals without Internet access can report such possession by calling 217-782-6431 no later than 4:30 PM the next business day.”

  • Sadie
    Posted at 19:45h, 23 September

    Holy Moses! It took that many people and city vehicles for a deer hitting a van? Seriously, was someone killed, other than the deer?