Driver escapes serious injury in crash to avoid deer
Jun 14,2007 00:00 by Cheryl McDermott

An 18-year-old Prineville woman escaped serious injury when she swerved her pickup to avoid hitting a deer on O’Neil Highway in Crook County, Oregon Tuesday evening, deputies reported.

Jenny Jones, 18, of Prineville was treated and released by paramedics at the scene of the accident near milepost 12 on O’Neil Highway about 9:30 p.m., Crook County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Seaney said.

Jones told police she was driving east in a 1986 Nissan pickup when a deer tried to cross O’Neil Highway in front of her.  The vehicle rolled, Seaney said, coming to rest upside down on the westbound shoulder of the road.

No citations were issued, Seaney wrote in a news release.