Two vehicles collide while attempting to avoid deer, one injured

FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO – Two vehicles collided Monday afternoon when one slowed down to avoid a deer in the road, according to a report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred at the 229.6-mile marker of I-44. Police arrived on the scene at 1:52 p.m.

Jerry Oaks, 54, brought his 2001 Ford Escape to a stop to avoid hitting a deer in the road. Leal Nodarse, 33, was unable to stop his 2000 Peterbilt truck in time, and struck the Ford from behind.

Oaks’s passenger, 53-year-old Wendy Oaks, sustained minor injuries in the accident. She was taken to Missouri Baptist Hospital for treatment.

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