Driver who hit tree said he was trying to avoid a deer
Submitted by Howard B. Owens on November 5, 2012 - 8:58am
A driver said he swerved to try and avoid a deer in the roadway, causing his car to strike a tree on Lewiston Road, in Oakfield, at 10:47 p.m., Sunday.
Rodney L. McKenzie, 48, of Lewston Road, Basom, was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital by Mercy EMS with minor injuries.
McKenzie was westbound on Lewiston near Bliss Road, driving a 2010 Toyota sedan, when he said he spotted a deer in the roadway.
There were no passengers in his vehicle and no other cars were involved.
The accident was investigated by Deputy James Diehl, who issued McKenzie a citation for allegedly not wearing a seat belt.