A Joplin man was injured in a single-vehicle accident at 6:50 p.m. Monday on Route YY, a mile north of Carl Junction in Jasper County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Jeren A. Kent, 22, was taken by ambulance to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin with minor injuries.

Kent was driving a northbound car that struck a deer and ran off the roadway, the patrol said.

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Jeff Lehr is a reporter for The Joplin Globe.