Deer on highway causes traffic crash in Lee’s Summit


A 24-year-old Kansas City man suffered serious injuries early Sunday when the car he was riding in crashed while the driver was trying to avoid a deer.

The Missouri Highway Patrol said the wreck occurred about 3:15 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 470 just east of Pryor Road in Lee’s Summit.

A 2004 Honda Pilot driven by a 25-year-old Kansas City man was westbound on the interstate when the driver swerved to avoid a deer in the roadway and struck the concrete center median, according to the Highway Patrol.

The passenger was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The driver suffered minor injuries.

Tony Rizzo: 816-234-4435, @trizzkc