Driver trying to avoid deer slams into Durham County utility pole

Thursday, December 7, 2017

DURHAM COUNTY -- Authorities had to temporarily close a Durham County road Thursday morning after a driver slammed into a utility pole while trying to avoid a deer.

It happened around 1 a.m. on Glenn School Road.

Officials said the driver lost control as he tried to avoid the deer on the road. He was not injured.

A patrol unit with the Durham County Sheriff's Office closed Glenn School Road from Glenn Road to Interstate 85 as repair crews worked to replace the damaged utility pole.