Two Hurt in Boone County Accident

Two people were hurt in an accident on Highway 63 near Ashland around 6:30 Saturday morning. The State Highway Patrol says a pickup driven 19-year-old Luke Brechtel of San Diego, California, struck a deer north of Route A, went off the right side of the northbound lanes, down an embankment, and hit several rocks and trees. He had minor injuries. A passenger, 18-year-old Dakota Snyder of Palmyra had moderate injuries. Both were taken to Columbia.