Blue Springs woman killed after striking deer on I-470

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo.  — Authorities say a woman has died after hitting a deer on I-470.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as 37-year-old Mindy Jacobs, of Blue Springs. The patrol says Jacobs’ car began to skid after she hit the deer Sunday morning on Interstate 470 in Jackson County. The patrol says the car struck a guardrail twice and overturned.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s crash report  initially said that Jacobs was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected, but according to an update on their site Jacobs was wearing one. She was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.