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Teen Collides With Deer at Ski Resort

February 21, 1989

WEST DOVER, Vt. (AP) _ A 16-year-old skier ran into more than loose snow on the slopes of a southern Vermont ski resort. She ran into a deer.

Andrea Spieth hit the deer Monday while skiing with her family at the Mount Snow Ski Resort.

″It ran across the trail,″ she said, ″and I ran right into it.″

The Barrington, R.I., high school junior fell, but the deer kept going as several other skiers and a ski instructor watched.

Spieth said colliding with the deer was like running into a rock.

Physicians who treated her for a sprained ligament in her thumb ″thought I was crazy″ when she told them how she acquired her injury. ″But somebody called up and confirmed it - that they saw a girl hit by a deer.″

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