A driver lost control of his car early this morning after applying his brakes to avoid hitting an animal in the road.
According to the Hardin County Sheriff's Office report, 24 year old Cody Newman, of Forest, was driving east on County Road 20 when the animal entered the roadway. Newman applied his brakes which caused the car to spin off the road where it came to rest in a ditch.
Newman was not injured.
Moderate damage occurred to the car.