Troopers hunt for suspects who threw deer off overpass at semi truck

A truck driver escaped without injury after two people reportedly threw a deer at his vehicle on Wednesday evening.

The incident occurred around 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, in Holmes County, Mississippi.

A truck driver traveling on I-55 at the Holmes County State Park exit near mile marker 150 was struck by a deer that was thrown from an overpass.

Though the animal crashed all the way into the cab of the truck, the truck driver wasn’t injured.

A witness later told police that she saw two individuals dangling the deer from the overpass.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol also reported that bricks had been thrown from the overpass at two other vehicles around the time that the deer was thrown.

“Luckily, had it been a larger animal coming through the cab of the truck, they could’ve been catastrophic, not to mention hurting the driver of the vehicle. But he could’ve lost control of the semi-truck and who knows what could’ve happened. There will be multiple charges placed on these individuals as far as Game and Fish violations, traffic violations,” Sargeant Ronnie Shive of the Mississippi Highway Patrol told WLBT.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mississippi Highway Patrol.