Two separate collisions in Kooskia last week were caused by deer taking issue with Toyota pickups.
At approximately 8:30 a.m. May 7, Trysten Stevens of Stites was driving a 1990 Toyota truck north on Highway 13 near milepost 19 when a deer ran into the roadway. According to a police report, Stevens swerved to miss the deer and his Toyota left the roadway on the right shoulder, striking several large boulders.
Stevens was wearing his seat belt and was uninjured. The Toyota sustained moderate damage to the undercarriage.
A second collision two days later involved Craig Roark of Garden Valley, Idaho. Roark was driving a 2017 Toyota Tacoma west on Highway 12 on May 9 at 6:50 a.m. when, according to a police report, he swerved toward the ditch to miss a deer. When he tried to pull back onto the roadway, the vehicle caught traction on the pavement and went across both lanes, over the embankment, hit a small tree, and stopped partially in the river.
Roark was wearing his seat belt and was not injured. The accident occurred at milepost 82.
Miles Towing responded to both accidents.