Truck Suffers Extensive Damage When Driver Veers For A Deer

There was an estimated $10,000 of damage done to a truck early Saturday morning when a driver veered for a deer. The Greene County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene on U.S. Highway 30 near S Avenue, west of Grand Junction, at approximately 4:42 a.m. Nineteen-year-old James Smith of Grand Junction told authorities that as he evaded the animal in the road, he lost control of the 2003 GMC Sierra he was driving and struck a telephone pole. There was no report of serious injuries in the accident and the pole was not damaged.