updated 11/29/2008 4:41:51 PM ET 2008-11-29T21:41:51

Five deer that wandered onto a highway overpass jumped to their deaths on Interstate 69, one of them crashing through a tractor-trailer's windshield, Indiana police said.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources spokesman John Salb said the Friday. They fell 20 to 30 feet onto the highway.

The driver of the tractor-trailer rig struck by one of the deer was not injured, police said.

Late fall is remains stressful for deer because of hunting season, said DNR spokesman Phil Bloom said.

Adding to that, farmers typically remove the last of their crops from the fields, reducing the animals' food supply as the animals' breeding season gets underway.

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