by Tim Church
MANSFIELD, Mo. – An Ava man is injured in a single vehicle crash Wednesday night, a quarter mile south of Mansfield in Wright County.
The Missouri Highway Patrol reports 78-year-old Thomas Nelson of Ava was traveling southbound on Missouri 5 at 9:45 p.m., when he struck a deer in the roadway.
A passenger in the vehicle, 46-year-old Jonathon Nelson, was transported by ambulance to Cox South Hospital in Springfield to be treated for his moderate injuries.