November 7, 2017

Man attempts to avoid deer, hurt in resulting crash

JEFFERSON CITY -- A 28-year-old Perryville man suffered minor injuries in a traffic crash on Route B in Perry County Saturday night.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Jose A. Martinez was taken to a local hospital by Perry County EMS.

The patrol says the crash happened when the 2005 Dodge Dakota Martinez was driving north on B swerved to avoid a deer, ran off the roadway, struck a fence and a tree.

The crash happened about 9:30 p.m. seven-tenths of a mile south of Perry County Road 502.

The patrol says Martinez was buckled.

There was moderate damage to the Dakota, which was towed from the scene.