An accident involving a deer injured a woman from Licking this morning on Highway 32, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Troopers said a 2013 Cadillac SRX driven eastbound by Vera I. Copeland of Licking slowed for a deer in the road and was struck in the rear by a 2008 Toyota Yaris operated by Elizabeth E. Lee, 23, of Licking.

Copeland, who had minor injuries, was taken by private vehicle to Salem District Memorial Hospital following the 7:05 a.m. crash.

Herald staffBoth drivers were wearing seat belts. The Cadillac SRX had minor damage and the Toyota had extensive damage.

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