UPDATED: Car snaps utility pole, overturns after swerving to avoid dead deer

The one-car wreck happened around 6:30 p.m. Thursday on Highway 63 just north of Sublette. (John Garlock/KTVO)

UPDATE: The Missouri State Highway Patrol has now released the names of the two teenagers involved in Thursday evening's crash two-and-a-half miles south of Greentop, Missouri.

Troopers said the driver was Delaney Snyder, 19, of Green Castle, Missouri. Her passenger was Tionja Johnson, 16, of Kirksville.

Snyder had minor injuries. Johnson suffered moderate injuries.

Both teens were wearing a seat belt.

A car sheared off a utility pole after its driver swerved to miss a dead deer in the highway.

The one-car wreck happened at 6:15 p.m. Thursday on Highway 63 just north of Sublette, Missouri.

A state trooper at the scene told KTVO two women were in the car as it traveled northward.

He said the car, which had Missouri license plates, veered off the right side off the roadway when the driver jerked the steering wheel as she tried to avoid hitting a deer carcass in the road.

The car then snapped off a power pole at its base before overturning, coming to rest upside down.

The pole was still upright and supporting the lines.

The two women were taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center by ambulance for treatment of unknown injuries.

The trooper did not yet know their names. After working the scene, he was heading to the hospital to gather that information.

We will post more details as soon as they are available.

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