Two crashes in northern Missouri are blamed on deer crossing the roadway.

The Highway Patrol reports a Center man lost control of his car in Ralls County just before 9 p.m. Saturday.  Forty-seven year old Howard Lake told troopers he swerved to avoid a deer on Route A near Sydney Road.  His Pontiac Firebird ran off the roadway and struck a tree.  Lake suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital.

At 8:45 p.m. Saturday, a Macomb woman suffered serious injuries after her car rolled on Sullivan County Route PP in northern Missouri.  Troopers say 22 year-old Alisha Johnson lost control of her car after swerving to miss a deer.  She was taken to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan.