PACIFIC, Mo. (KMOX) – Swerving to avoid hitting a deer, a driver instead caused a crash that left one person dead and another seriously injured.
It happened around 6 p.m. Thursday on Old Highway 66 in Pacific.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, an eastbound pick-up swerved into the oncoming lanes and struck a car head-on, killing the passenger, 61-year-old Dennis Binkley of Pacific.
The driver of the car that was hit, 65-year-old Linda Binkley, suffered serious injuries.
Accident reconstruction teams with the Missouri State Highway Patrol were on the scene for several hours.