More weather and deer-related crashes in Fayette County

Weather contributed to crashes in rural parts of Fayette County last week, and a deer caused one this morning, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

A Ford Ranger lies in its side in a ditch off Golden Road on Friday. (Photo courtesy of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office)

On Friday, Nov. 18, just before 6 a.m., a white Ford Ranger was traveling west on Golden Road when due to weather conditions the vehicle lost control, crossed the center line, rolled over into the ditch and came to rest on its side. No injuries were reported and vehicle was towed from the scene. Snow was falling at the time of the crash. The accident remains under investigation.

No injuries were reported from this Nov. 15 crash off R Avenue. (Photo courtesy of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office)

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 9:30 a.m, a Toyota Avalon was traveling south on R Avenue when due to weather conditions it’s driver lost control and it rolled over in the ditch. No injuries were reported and vehicle was towed from the scene. The accident remains under investigation. The area received less than an inch of snow that day.

Deer strike

On Monday, Nov. 21, at 3:10 a.m. the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a car vs deer accident on Highway 150 near 175th Street; about three miles south of West Union. A 19-year-old woman from Independence was driving a 2002 Mercury Sable sedan south when it struck a deer in the travelled portion of the roadway. No injuries were reported. The estimated damage to the Mercury was $1,500.

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