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Deer strike in Howard Co. kills husband and wife, injures grandchildren

HOWARD COUNTY, AR (KSLA) -

A freak accident in Howard County, AR has claimed the lives of two people and injured their grandchildren.

The accident happened just after 7:00 Thursday morning on Highway 27 in Nashville, AR. Police say a deer jumped in front of a vehicle heading south on Highway 27. That vehicle hit the deer and knocked it through the windshield of another vehicle. That driver lost control and crashed through the front window of Parrish Equipment Company.

Killed were 59-year-old Glen Johnson and his wife, 61-year-old Margaret Johnson. Police have not said what kind of injuries the couple's grandchildren, ages 8 and 10, sustained. Glen and Margaret Johnson were employed by the Mineral Springs School District. The children are students in the same district.

One person was inside the business when the crash happened. He said the car hitting the building sounded like a bomb going off. He was not injured.

Police have not said if the driver of the first car to hit the deer was injured.

The wreck is still being investigated by Arkansas State Police.

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