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2 hurt when deer jumps into minivan

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ELLENBURG, N.Y. (AP) - State police say two people are recovering from minor injuries suffered when a deer jumped through their minivan as they traveled on a northern New York road.

Troopers say 61-year-old John Perry of Chateaugay was driving a Ford Windstar around 4:45 p.m. Thursday on Route 374 in the Clinton County town of Ellenburg, near the Canadian border.

Police say a deer ran into the road from the left, jumped through the driver's side rear passenger window and landed on a 16-year-old sitting in the back seat. Troopers say the deer continued through the van's interior and exited through the passenger-side rear window.

Perry and the teen were both treated at the Plattsburgh hospital for minor injuries and released.

Troopers say the deer died.

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