A 17-year-old Waterloo man was fortunate to avoid injury in a Wednesday night crash near Wartburg.
Police said that at about 8:45 p.m., the young driver of a 2004 Toyota Camry swerved to avoid a deer in the roadway on JJ Road about 9/10th of a mile west of Lemen Road. The car fishtailed, lost control and went off the roadway, coming to rest upside down in a water-filled creek.
The driver refused medical transport at the scene.
Among the responding agencies were the Waterloo Fire Department, Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and Monroe County EMS.