Topeka teen hurt when car swerves to miss deer

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AUBURN, Kan. (WIBW) -- A Topeka teenager was injured in an early morning wreck when the car she was riding in swerved to miss a deer and struck a barrier wall on the Kansas Turnpike.

According to the Kansas Turnpike Authority, Syera Paredes, 19, was taken to the hospital following the crash, which happened around 2:40 a.m. on northbound I-335, near mile marker 169, just east of Auburn.

KTA says she was riding with Kathryn Paredes when a deer appeared in front of their car. The 53-year-old swerved to miss the animal and struck a barrier wall. The 2004 Chevrolet Classic they were in the spun and ended up in the northbound ditch.

Kathryn Paredes was not injured in the crash, KTA's crash report said.

Clarification: Based on initial reports, the previous version of this story indicated the vehicle struck the deer. The crash log report, however indicates, the car missed the deer and struck a barrier. The story has been updated to reflect the change.