Brookville Woman Dies in Accident With Deer on SR 830
According to the state police in DuBois, Scott Egolf of Punxsutawney was traveling west on state Route 830. A vehicle driven by Rosemary Bower of Brookville was traveling east, behind a vehicle driven by Rocco Ford of Brookville. Egolf observed a deer enter the roadway and applied his brakes. He was unable to avoid striking the deer.
The deer and Egolf’s vehicle impacted, causing the deer to go airborne. The deer then struck the windshield of Bower’s vehicle. This impact cut the deer in half. The head and shoulders went through the windshield and hit Bowers. She contineud east for about four-tenths of a mile before striking Ford’s vehicle. She then continued on shortly before traveling onto the south berm, where her vehicle came to rest in a ditch.
After the initial impact, police said Egolf drove his vehicle to a controlled stop on the north berm. He then turned around and traveled back in search of the other vehicle but was unable to locate Bower’s vehicle. Egolf was later located at his place of employment and advised of the information pertaining to the accident.
Neither Egolf nor Ford were injured.
Police were assisted at the scene by members of the Falls Creek Volunteer Fire Department, the Jefferson County Coroner and the Forensic Services Unit of the PSP, Punxsutawney.
Police said that as per the direction of the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office, no charges will be filed in the incident.