Semi driver goes on wild ride after swerving to miss deer | News
A semi driver was hurt early Wednesday morning when he swerved to avoid a deer and went down an embankment on I-69 in southern Hopkins County.
The sheriff’s department says the driver, Michael Avery, told them he was heading northbound near the 104-mile marker when he saw the deer in the roadway. He avoided the animal and entered the median, where he drove for about a half mile before losing control and entered the southbound lanes.
The semi then struck a guardrail and went down the embankment on the west side of the roadway.
The trailer blocked both southbound lanes of Interstate 69 for approximately two hours. The driver was transported by Medical Center Ambulance Service to Baptist Health Emergency Room for treatment of his injuries.