A one-vehicle accident involving a deer caused serious injuries to the driver and their occupant Sunday evening.
The incident happened around 7:45 PM on Gum Road about three miles north of Reeds in Jasper County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash occurred as 29-year-old Reeds resident Isaac Freeland was traveling via motorcycle when he struck a deer in the roadway. Both Freeland and his passenger 26-year-old Taylor Bass were ejected from the vehicle and sustained serious injuries.
They were taken to separate Mercy locations in Joplin and Springfield for treatment.
You can view the full report here.