Car Catches Fire After Hitting A Deer In Mexico

A car is a total loss after hitting a deer and catching fire on Missouri Highway 15 in Mexico over the weekend.

Mexico Public Safety responded to the car fire on Saturday night around 6:09 on Missouri Highway 15 at Paris Road and Hendricks and found a 2013, Chevrolet Cruz stopped with the engine compartment fully engulfed in flame.

The owner of the car told officers that he struck a deer about 5 miles north of Mexico and was trying to drive the vehicle to his home town and when he reached the area of Paris Road and Hendricks he saw a flame under the hood and exited the car.

There were no injuries from the incident.

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