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Hernando County deputy swerves to avoid deer, ends up crashing cruiser

Posted: 1:17 PM, Jul 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-30 17:17:54Z

A Hernando County deputy tried to avoid hitting a deer early Monday morning but ended up crashing his cruiser into the water, the sheriff's office said.

According to the department's Facebook post, Deputy David Merced was northbound on Shoal Line Boulevard when he spotted the animal in the road and swerved his vehicle.

He ended up veering into a canal. 

The sheriff's office said the deputy was not hurt but his vehicle was partially submerged.

The crash is still under investigation.

The Facebook post made no mention of what happened to the deer.