A Mississippi couple on a motorcycle were injured when they encountered a deer on the highway in Johnson County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 70-year-old Ronald J. Jenkins of Abbeville, Miss., was the driver of a westbound 2005 Honda Goldwing on US 50 at NW 475 Road at 9:50 a.m. Friday morning, when a deer traveled into his path.

The motorcycle struck the deer, then traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned.

Jenkins and his passenger, 55-year-old Tina L. Meyers of Tylertown, Miss., suffered moderate injuries and were transported Research Medical Center by JCAD.

The Honda had extensive damage and was towed from the scene.

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Randy Kirby
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