JEFFERSON CITY - One person was injured after a Dodge Durango was involved in a rollover crash on Tuesday night.

The crash occurred around 7:38 p.m. at 3700 West Edgewood Drive.

The driver was a 16-year-old male. He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash., according to a news release.

One juvenile injured in Jefferson City rollover crash Tuesday

A Jefferson City Police investigation found the Dodge was traveling westbound when the driver lost control of the vehicle, while attempting to avoid a deer in the roadway.

According to a news release, the vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and went across both eastbound lanes before running off the left-side of the roadway, through a barbed-wire fence and into a creek.

The vehicle then struck a tree, overturned twice, and came to rest on the driver-side in 6 inches of water, according to a news release.

One juvenile injured in Jefferson City rollover crash Tuesday

The driver required extrication from the Jefferson City Fire Department.

The driver was treated on the scene for moderate injuries and was later transported to a Columbia hospital by Cole County EMS.

The Dodge was towed due to disabling damage.

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