March 3, 2005

Deer Blamed For Two-Car Crash Near Arbela

A deer was blamed for a Saturday evening crash near Arbela that left two motorists with minor injuries.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol the accident occurred at 7:27 p.m. on Highway 136, one-half mile east of Arbela.

A 1990 Chevrolet, driven by Scott G. Allan, 33, of Memphis, was westbound on Highway 136 when the vehicle slowed for a deer crossing the road.

A 2001 Toyota, driven by Julia C. Rands, 18, Macomb, IL, was also westbound on Highway 136, and was unable to stop, crashing into the rear end of the Allan car.

Allan suffered minor injuries in the crash and was taken by Scotland County Ambulance to Scotland County Memorial Hospital.

Anne R. Harris, 16, a passenger in the Rand vehicle, also suffered minor injuries and was taken to SCMH by ambulance.

The Patrol was assisted at the scene by the Scotland County Sheriff’s Department and the Gorin Fire Department.

Both vehicles sustained total damage in the crash and were towed from the scene by Dynamite’s Wrecker Service

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