Deer in roadway causes Chevrolet and Freightliner crash on I-29

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A collision on Interstate 29 resulted in injuries and significant vehicle damage late Tuesday night. The incident occurred at mile marker 76.6 when a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox collided with a deer and subsequently was struck from behind by a 2012 Freightliner Cascadia.

Kevin M. Davis, 49, from Craig, Missouri, was driving the Chevrolet northbound when he hit the deer, causing him to slow down abruptly. The Freightliner, driven by Victor V. Andritchi, 33, of Boring, Oregon, then collided with the rear of the Chevrolet. Following the impact, Davis’s vehicle veered off the east side of the highway and came to a stop on its wheels, while Andritchi managed to bring his vehicle to a controlled stop on the shoulder. Both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident.

Davis sustained moderate injuries and was transported by Atchison/Holt Emergency Medical Services to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph for treatment. Andritchi did not report any injuries at the scene.

The Chevrolet Equinox suffered total damage and was towed from the scene by Double D Towing, and the Freightliner sustained moderate damage and was also towed, by Benefields Towing.

The Holt County Sheriff’s Department and Mound City Police Department assisted at the scene.

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