Man dies in wreck while trying to avoid dead deer

Thursday, November 15, 2012 ~ Updated 11:29 AM

IMPERIAL, Mo. (AP) -- An eastern Missouri man is dead after his car struck a bridge while trying to avoid a dead deer in the roadway.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( ) reports that the accident happened Wednesday on Interstate 55 in Jefferson County, south of St. Louis. The victim, 41-year-old Keith Labitska of Imperial, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Labitska swerved to avoid a deer carcass. His Chevrolet Malibu went off the right side of the interstate and struck a bridge.


Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

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