Car swerves to avoid deer, overturns; 1 man dead in Warren County

By The Associated Press

WARREN COUNTY — A Yazoo City man died early Saturday after he was thrown from the back seat of a car that swerved to avoid a deer on U.S. Highway 61 in Warren County.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace told The Vicksburg Post three other people in that car were injured, as were two others in a vehicle that also flipped as the driver attempted to avoid the first wreck.

Authorities said 21-year-old Melvin James Baker was one of three passengers in the 2006 Chevrolet Impala traveling north when the driver swerved to avoid a deer. The car flipped and landed upside down.

Pace said Baker, who was not wearing a seat belt, landed in a ditch about 25 feet from where the car came to a stop.