Newborn fawn rescued after mother killed by vehicle on I-77


PRINCETON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia State Police trooper says he doesn’t know how a newborn fawn survived after its mother was killed on Interstate 77.

Cpl. B.J. Garretson tells the Bluefield Daily Telegraph ( ) that the fawn was born after its mother was hit by a vehicle shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday in Mercer County.

Garretson credits the state Courtesy Patrol with saving the fawn. He says Courtesy Patrol members found the doe and the fawn before he and Cpl. Z.M. Duke arrived at the scene.

Garretson says they used rags to clean the fawn and keep it warm.

He says Courtesy Patrol members found a place to take the fawn.

Information from: Bluefield Daily Telegraph,

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