A Richland couple was injured when their car rolled down an embankment after it swerved to avoid hitting a deer on an Oregon highway.
William and Beverly Thompson were flown to a hospital following the crash Thursday night on Highway 86 in Baker County, according to the Oregon State Police.
The couple was in a Subaru Legacy heading east when a deer apparently ran in front of the car, state police said. The car crossed the westbound lanes, hit a tree and rolled down the embankment.
William Thompson, 82, was able to get out of the car while his 72-year-old wife was trapped inside, state police said. She was eventually freed from the car by medics.