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Smithville Woman Strikes Deer in Thursday Evening Crash

Photo by Jeremy Shields

A Smithville woman suffered injuries in a Buchanan County crash late Thursday evening.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 9:20 Thursday night, on U.S. 169 at Southeast Delwood Drive, about three miles south of Saint Joseph, as a vehicle driven by 21-year-old Faith E. Thompson headed northbound.

Troopers say Thompson struck a deer and came to a rest on the east shoulder.

She suffered minor injuries and sought treatment at Mosaic.

Authorities say Thompson did wear a seat belt at the time of the crash.

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