Mo. driver killed as car hits deer in Kansas

MEDICINE LODGE, Kan. (AP) A central Missouri man has been killed in an accident involving a deer on a southern Kansas highway.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says the man was driving west on U.S. 160 shortly after 5 a.m. Monday when his car struck the deer in the roadway. The car hit a guardrail and rolled down an embankment.

The driver was identified as 19-year-old Cephas Yoder of Boonville, Mo. The Highway Patrol says Yoder was thrown from his car.

The accident happened west of Medicine Lodge, about 20 miles north of the Oklahoma line.