Two young passengers were injured after crashing in an attempt to avoid a deer on Route D in Camden County Sunday night.

Two young passengers were injured after crashing in an attempt to avoid a deer on Route D in Camden County Sunday night.

Kenneth P. Bentrup, 22, was driving his 2000 Nissan Xterra with a 15-year-old juvenile male when Bentrup attempted to swerve out of the way of a deer. The vehicle travelled off the right side of the roadway and struck several trees. 

Bentrup sustained minor injuries and refused treatment. The juvenile passenger suffered serious injuries and was transported to Lake Regional Hospital. Both passengers were wearing safety devices.