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My shoulder still hurts," Sara Betzler says as she rubs it with her hand. Beltzer, who stands along Highway 61 at the site of the incident, describes how she was hit by a deer sent flying when it was struck by a truck in the southbound lane. (Bob King /

Airborne deer slams unlucky Silver Bay jogger

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Sara Betzler was jogging on Sunday morning when she was hit by a flying deer.

She didn't know it was a deer at first. Betzler, 30, was about a half-mile north of Palisade Head on Minnesota Highway 61 and about a mile from home, jogging south on the northbound shoulder of the road in falling snow when she was flung into the ditch. It was sometime between 9:30 and 10 a.m.


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