An Illinois woman was injured Dec. 30 after a vehicle struck a deer south of Licking.

An Illinois woman sustained injuries Dec. 30 in a crash with a deer about two miles south of Licking on U.S. 63, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Sgt. Jeff Kinder of the patrol said a northbound 2005 Acura driven by Heather L. Gustafson, 22, of Thayer, struck the animal, causing extensive damage to the vehicle.

A passenger, Jessica R. Hunt, 19, sustained minor injuries and was transported to Texas County Memorial Hospital. She was not wearing a seat belt; the driver was, Kinder said.


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