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STL: 1 sent to hospital after rear-end crash involving deer in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO – One person was hospitalized following a two-vehicle crash early Monday on Tinhouse Road near Hillsboro, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The accident happened on the northbound lanes north of Route Y and was first reported at 4:40 a.m.

Officials say a 27-year-old Richwoods resident was driving a 2015 Kia Optima northbound when they stopped the vehicle for a deer in the roadway, prompting a northbound 2013 Toyota Corolla to swerve to the left in an attempt to avoid a crash. Despite the maneuver, the Toyota struck the back of the Kia Optima.

The driver of the Kia was transported to Mercy Hospital Jefferson for injuries believed to be minor.

No injuries to the driver of the Toyota, a 69-year-old Hillsboro man, were reported, but both vehicles sustained total damages and had to be towed from the scene.

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