Stearns County

(Albany MN-) An Albany woman was hurt when she swerved her car to avoid hitting a dead deer in the road and crashed into a ditch north of St. Joseph Tuesday morning. The Stearns County Sheriff's Department says it happened around 6 a.m. on County Road 2 near Norway Road. A car driven by 32-year-old Kelly Lanners was northbound on 2 when she encountered the deer carcass and swerved to avoid it. The car entered the ditch and hit a sign. Lanners was taken to St. Cloud Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and her two young sons in the backseat were not hurt. All the occupants were properly restrained at the time of the crash.