Flying Deer Kills New Mexico Man
Deer was hit by car before striking Ben Archibeque
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 9, 2014 12:44 PM CDT

(Newser) – Authorities in northern New Mexico say a 30-year-old man was fatally injured when a deer struck by another motorist was thrown into the car carrying the victim and his mother. Police say Benardino "Ben" Archibeque of Brazos was traveling north on US 64/84 near Chama when the accident occurred last weekend. A southbound vehicle hit a deer that sprinted in front of that vehicle, with the impact sending the 200-pound deer flying through the air. The sheriff says Archibeque was hit in the head and other parts of his body. He died Sunday at a hospital in Albuquerque. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that his mother was not seriously injured. The deer died at the scene.