Man killed when car hits deer near Springfield

SPRINGFIELD | Authorities say a motorist was killed when his car hit a deer on an interstate and overturned in a ditch in southwestern Missouri.

The Missouri Highway Patrol says 58-year-old Mark Pross of Pacific died at the scene of the accident early Monday about three miles west of Springfield in Greene County.

The patrol says Pross was westbound when his vehicle hit the deer that had wandered onto the road. Pross' car then traveled into a ditch and overturned onto its top.