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.

Randy Kirby