A Wellston man was injured when a deer jumped through the vehicle he was driving on the south end of Wellston early Tuesday evening, April 11.
According to the Wellston Police Department, the crash occurred at 6:58 p.m. in front of 1504 South Pennsylvania Avenue, which also serves as State Route 327. Jerry Ghearing, 73, of 502 First Ave., Wellston, was driving southbound when a deer came from the left side of the roadway and jumped through the windshield. The vehicle then ran off the right side of the road and struck a guardrail.
Ghearing sustained non-incapacitating injuries and was taken by Jackson County EMS to Holzer Medical Center-Jackson. His wife, Carol Ghearing, who was a passenger in the vehicle, suffered possible injuries, but was not transported from the scene. Damages to Ghearing's vehicle were described as "disabling."