Vehicle carrying Patriots Super Bowl trophy strikes deer in Maine

By Ron Clements 2 April 2017
Vehicle carrying Patriots Super Bowl trophy strikes deer in Maine

A Maine State Trooper got a big surprise Friday night when responding to a car-deer accident near Fairfield, Maine.

The vehicle involved in the accident had struck a deer on I-95 while heading to Bangor. But the interesting thing is what was inside the car — it was the Super Bowl trophy won by the New England Patriots on Feb. 5.

"So, I cover a car deer crash in Fairfield and end up giving the operator and his wife a ride to the Pittsfield Irvings," Trooper  Tyler Maloon wrote on the Maine State Police Facebook page. "As we're driving they begin talking about an event they're going to at the Cross Insurance Center, stating 'the trophy' has to be there at such and such a time, and that they'll have to head back after for opening day at Fenway for a presentation there. Naturally, I ask what trophy. They then tell me that he works for the Patriots and that the Lombardi Trophy is in my cruiser! My mind was blown, seriously what are the odds! A story for the ages!"

A Patriots spokesperson confirmed to the Associated Press that the Lombardi Trophy, which is traveling around the New England region for fans to see it, was on display at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The trophy was not damaged and the driver of the car was not injured. 

There was no word on the condition of the deer. 

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