Mansfield Man Strikes Deer

A 46-year-old Mansfield man was airlifted to a Springfield Hospital after the motorcycle he was riding struck a deer on Highway V, 5 miles west of Highway 5 in Wright County. Jimmy R. Nichols was hospitalized following the 8 p.m. accident in Wright County. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident. Nichols is facing charges of driving while intoxicated.