A woman from Licking was injured Friday night in a wreck about four miles north of Houston on U.S. 63.
Tpr. Terry Nelson said a northbound 2006 Scion driven by Ashton L. Shipley, 19, of West Plains, swerved to avoid an animal in the roadway and struck a southbound 2004 Kia operated by Cindy D. Osman, 56.
Osman, who had minor injuries, was taken by ambulance to Texas County Memorial Hospital at Houston.
Both drivers were wearing seat belts, and both vehicles were totaled.
Nelson was assisted by Sgt. George Falterman following the 8:43 p.m. crash.