Deer cause collision near golf course

RAY BROOK – Four people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries Saturday night after two deer caused a two-car collision.

Ray Brook-based state police and the Lake Placid and Saranac Lake volunteer fire departments responded to the collision at about 6:42 p.m. The incident occurred on state Route 86, near the Saranac Lake Golf Club.

Police said Shalena Duprey, 37, of Saranac Lake, was driving a 2013 Kia Sorento west on state Route 86 when she slowed down quickly to avoid colliding with two deer that were crossing the highway. Steven Sweet, 74, of Saranac Lake, was driving behind Duprey in a 2003 Honda Civic taxi cab, allegedly following too closely, and was unable to stop fast enough to avoid rear-ending her vehicle.

Sweet had two passengers, police said. All four people involved in the collision were transported by Saranac Lake and Lake Placid rescue personnel to Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, where they were treated and released for minor injuries.

Police said both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

No tickets had been issued as of this morning.