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Avoiding deer causes car crash

Dougherty County -- A Dougherty County woman credits her seat belt for saving her when she flipped her car Thursday morning.

Just before 10, Susan Reed swerved to avoid a deer and ran off Gillionville Road in West Dougherty County. Her 2001 Nissan ended upside down on it's roof, but Reed was unhurt.

 Reed said "A deer came out in front of me, and I slammed on the brakes. When I did, the car veered to the left and turned over. I had my seat belt on, so I was real lucky. I was just trying to figure out how to get out of the car when it quit rolling."

Reed's daughters were relieved their Mother was okay. Reed says the deer this year on Gillionville Road are very active, and a threat to drivers.

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