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Truck driver critically hurt after deer incident

BARRON COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - A semi-truck driver was hospitalized in critical condition at last word, after a deer jumped into his rig in northwest Wisconsin. 

35-year-old Jacob Haas of Chetek was taken to Regions' Hospital in St. Paul Minnesota after the crash.

It occurred Tuesday afternoon on Highway 8 just east of Turtle Lake. Barron County authorities and the State Patrol are still investigating. 

Officials said Haas was driving for the Jennie-"O" turkey firm when a car was approaching and they ran into a group of deer. 

The car driver, an 18-year-old Chippewa Falls woman, struck a deer and suffered minor injuries. Haas was hurt when a broke his windshield on the driver's side. 

It was not immediately known if the same animal was involved.

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