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Deer blamed for Sunday night accident on I-44

A deer is being blamed for an injury accident on I-44 about a mile east of Joplin Sunday night at the 15.8 mile marker.

39-year-old Lin Lin from Pennsylvania hit a deer in the eastbound lane of the Interstate around 9:20 p.m. His car came to a stop in the left lane.

It was then hit from the rear by a car driven by 22-year old Kylee M. Morris of Carthage.

Morris was seriously injured.

A one-year-old passenger in her car had minor injuries.

Lin suffered moderate injuries.

They were transported to Joplin hospitals for treatment.

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