Holton woman killed in Jackson Co car-deer accident

(KNZA)--A car-deer accident in Jackson County Thursday evening claimed the life of a Holton woman and left two others injured.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says it happened on U.S. 75 Highway about 2 miles north of Holton around 8:45.

According to the KHP report, 36-year-old Crystal Poynter, of Topeka, was northbound when her car struck a deer in the roadway.

The deer was then struck by a southbound SUV driven by 34-year-old Nathan Monhollon, of Holton.

A passenger in his vehicle, 39-year-old Jennifer Monhollon, was transported to the Holton Community Hospital where she died.

Nathan Monhollon and another passenger in the vehicle, 21-year-old Katelyn Monhollon, of Holton, were also transported to the hospital with suspected minor injuries.

Poynter and a passenger in her vehicle were not hurt.

The Patrol report says a juvenile was also present in Poynter vehicle and two juveniles in the Monhollon vehicle, but no information was released on them.

All the occupants were wearing seatbelts.

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