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Bridgewater Man Dies After Truck Hits Deer

Early morning accident closed Route 206 in Montgomery Township for several hours.

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Written by Greta Cuyler 

A 57-year-old Bridgewater man died Thursday morning after a deer crashed through his vehicle's windshield and the driver lost control of the car on Route 206 in Montgomery Township.

David W. Snook, 57, of Bridgewater, died of his injuries after he was taken to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick. 

The accident happened shortly before 6:30 a.m. on Route 206 between Sunset and Rutland Roads. 

According to Montgomery Township Police, Snook was traveling south on 206 just before 6:30 a.m. when two deer entered the roadway just south of Rutland Road.  Apparently one deer was airborne when it went through the front windshield of Snook's 2006 Dodge Ram pickup truck. The deer hit Snook as it flew through the truck cab and out the back window. 

The impact caused Snook to veer across the northbound lane where the driver’s side mirror struck a street sign before sideswiping a guard rail on the passenger side and coming to rest in a ravine about 500 feet from the impact with the deer.

Snook was only occupant of the vehicle. 

Route 206 was closed for several hours.

Snook was transported to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital by Montgomery EMS.  Montgomery Fire Company #1 and Somerset MICU also responded.  New Jersey State Police Medevac also responded, but was cancelled prior to landing.

Kevin Storms January 16, 2014 at 01:09 PM
This is horrible. My sincere condolences to his family.
Revolution January 17, 2014 at 06:43 AM
Its dangerous Kevin the road when its dark since deer frequent there.

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