A Whiteland woman's vehicle struck a utility pole after swerving to miss an animal in the roadway Thursday afternoon. Vicky Brown, 54, was northbound on Grange Hall Road in Hanover when she left the road and struck a utility pole, breaking it in two places. The one-vehicle crash happened around 5:20 p.m. Duke Energy crews helped to secure the utility pole after the accident while a wrecker removed the vehicle. (Staff photo by Renee Bruck/rbruck@madisoncourier.com)