Two Injured Avoiding Deer in Rollover

Two Nashville men were injured in in a single-vehicle rollover in McNab Monday after, according to the driver, a deer ran out in front of them.

Christopher Ross told law enforcement that he swerved in an attempt to avoid a deer in the highway when he lost control of the Honda Element he was driving.  Ross and his passenger, Justin Waller, both of Nashville, were traveling south into McNab on Highway 355 when their vehicle veered onto the shoulder in a curve and went out of control. The Honda slid across both lanes of traffic and entered the west ditch, striking the creek bank and going airborne. The Element apparently overturned multiple times before coming to rest on its roof next to the railroad tracks near the intersection with Hempstead 13.

Fulton and Guernsey first responders, Pafford EMS, Hempstead County deputies and Arkansas State Trooper Darren Henley responded to the crash. Initial reports indicated at least one person pinned by the overturned car but both occupants were able to get free from the car. First responders assisted the Pafford crew in getting Ross and Waller into the ambulance. Both were transported together to Christus Saint Michael Health System in Texarkana.

Trooper Henley investigated the crash while deputies directed traffic through the scene. No citations were issued at the scene.

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