A Sedalia driver ended upside down after she swerved to avoid a deer on Friday evening.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 24-year-old Kara I. Eppenauer of Sedalia was the driver of a westbound 2005 Buick LaSabre on Route V, 120 feet west of Van Dyke Road, when she swerved to miss a deer, traveled off the left side of the road and into a ditch, where she struck an embankment around 8 p.m. The vehicle then returned to the roadway, overturned and slid across the road, coming to rest off the right side of the roadway.

Eppenauer suffered minor injuries and was transported to Bothwell Regional Health Center. She was wearing a safety device, according to the report.

The LeSabre was totaled and towed from the scene by Don's Truck Towing.

The three troopers were assisted at the scene by Pettis County deputies and Pettis County fire personnel.

Randy Kirby