A Center man sustained moderate injuries in a one-car crash Saturday night in Ralls County.

A Center man sustained moderate injuries in a one-car crash Saturday night in Ralls County.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol the accident happened at 8:58 p.m. on Route A west of Sydney Road.

A 1992 Pontiac Firebird was being driven west by Howard C. Lake, 47, of Center when he swerved to avoid a deer. The car left the road and struck a tree.

Lake, who was wearing a safety device, was taken to Hannibal Regional Hospital by a highway patrol trooper who responded to the scene.