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Illinois reporter's vehicle hits deer on live TV

By Ben Hooper
Illinois reporter's vehicle hits deer on live TV
An Illinois reporter delivering a report on road conditions hit a deer during the live broadcast. Screenshot: WSIL-TV

Feb. 9 (UPI) -- An Illinois reporter doing a live report from a rural road hit a deer with his vehicle and the impact was broadcast live on the air.

Dave Davis of WSIL-TV was reporting on road conditions Tuesday in Williamson County when his vehicle struck the deer on Route 166.

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"That's a first time right there," Davis says in the clip.

The station said Davis pulled over and confirmed the deer was killed by the impact. The reporter was not injured.

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