A Pacific man was killed Thursday when a car was struck head-on near Pacific.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Michael E. Ferguson, 58, Robertsville, was driving a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado eastbound on Business I-44 east of Hillview Drive at 6 p.m. when he swerved to avoid an animal, lost control of the truck and struck a 2012 Chevrolet Captiva driven westbound by Linda L. Binkley, 65, Pacific.

Passenger Dennis R. Binkley, 61, was killed in the crash. Linda Binkley was taken to Mercy Hospital St. Louis with serious injuries, according to the patrol.

Michael Ferguson and passenger Darby S. Ferguson, 18, Robertsville, were transported by Meramec Ambulance to Mercy Hospital St. Louis with minor injuries.

Dennis Binkley was not wearing his seat belt, the patrol said.