Deer blamed for causing pair of fatals

Deer being struck by cars have resulted in the deaths of Williamsburg and Everett women in separate accidents about 24 hours apart.

Late Monday, Glenda R. Riley, 57, of Everett was struck and killed as she tried to signal another driver to slow down after her car struck a deer along Business Route 220 north of Bedford.

A day earlier, Sydnee A. Ellis, 18, of Williamsburg was killed after her car struck a deer, crossed the center line of Route 22 in Huntingdon County and collided with another vehicle.

In Monday’s accident, state police at Bedford said Riley was standing along Business Route 220 north of Bedford at 10:08 p.m. Monday, after her car struck a deer. While others in the stopped car tried to move the deer from the road, Riley saw another car approaching and entered the road to signal the driver to slow down, police said.

The other driver, Timothy Baumgardner of Manns Choice, told police he tried to slow and swerve away from Riley, but his 2002 Chevrolet Silverado struck her in the southbound lane.