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3 Hurt in Head-On Crash As Driver Swerves to Miss Deer

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A head-on crash in western Kentucky is a painful reminder of the dangers of wildlife on the roadways. 

First responders were dispatched to the crash on Nebo Road Sunday night.

In a release, the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office said 26-year-old Amira Faizal was driving a car southbound, when a deer suddenly entered the roadway.

Faizal swerved into the northbound lane, directly into the path of an SUV driven by Wendy Powell, and the vehicles collided head-on.

Crews extricated Faizel from her car and she was airlifted to St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville.

Powell and her passenger, Anthony Powell, also had to be extricated from the wreckage. They were taken to Baptist Health in Madisonville.

Authorities urge drivers to brake, honk, but not swerve when you encounter deer on the road.

Deer are most active at dusk and dawn.