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Turkey flies into Indiana State Police vehicle windshield; marks second incident in one week

Posted: 12:20 PM, Mar 30, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-30 12:55:44-04
Turkey flies into Indiana State Police vehicle windshield; marks second incident in one week

SCOTT COUNTY, Ind. – A turkey flew into an Indiana State Police trooper’s vehicle Wednesday night. It's the second time this week a turkey has hit a vehicle.

Sgt. Stephen Wheeles with the Indiana State Police tweeted a photo of the damage done to Trooper Tia Deaton’s vehicle. The crash happened on State Road 56 near Scottsburg.

Wheeles said Deaton was not hurt during the incident.

On Tuesday morning, a similar situation occurred when a New Jersey family was driving through La Porte County in northern Indiana.

The family had been visiting the school and were in the process of driving back to O'Hare International Airport when the tom turkey flew into their rental car, a black 2016 GMC Yukon. It impaled itself in the center of the windshield.

The 30-pound turkey was killed on impact. The family members suffered minor cuts from the broken glass.

Police said turkeys can be just as hazardous as deer during this time of year as it is their mating season.

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