State police say a motorist has died after being struck by a deer that was first hit by another vehicle traveling in the opposite direction on a rural southwestern Pennsylvania highway.
Troopers from the Somerset barracks say 56-year-old Ralph Striner, of Connellsville, Fayette County, was killed when the deer crashed through the windshield of his Chevrolet Equinox and hit him. The accident happened about 1 p.m. Friday.
Police say Striner was westbound on Route 30 in Jenner Township, Somerset County when an eastbound sport-utility vehicle driven by Lynda Gregg, of Arnold, Maryland, hit the deer, launching it into the path of Striner's car.
Gregg was not injured.
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The Somerset County coroner pronounced Striner dead at the scene.