Woman escapes injury in crash

    Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) A 62-year old Ketchikan woman swerved to avoid a deer on North Tongass Highway.

    Alaska State Troopers report Debra Matthews was headed northbound in a 2010 Toyota Tundra pickup near mile marker 13.  The deer ran into the roadway and she abruptly veered off the road into the ditch and struck a tree.

    Troopers said the North Tongass Fire Department responded to the scene.

    Troopers went on to report that Matthews was wearing a seat belt.   They ruled out speed and alcohol as factors.



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