Kansas woman dies trying to avoid hitting deer

MAPLE HILL, Kansas — A 22-year-old Silver Lake woman died late Sunday night in northeast Kansas after she tried to avoid hitting a deer.

Kansas Highway Patrol reports Kayla Lowrey was westbound on I-70 near Maple Hill in Wabaunsee County when a deer ran in front of the vehicle she was driving.

She hit the brakes, and the 2007 Pontiac G6 she was driving slid sideways into the median. The car then rolled several times before coming to rest in the eastbound lanes.

A passenger in the car, 22-year-old Grace Holmes of Topeka, was injured and was taken to a hospital in Topeka.

The crash is under investigation.

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