(11/21/13) 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 Saint Paul Minnesota after the crash. It occurred Tuesday afternoon on Highway Eight 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.