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Keith Labitska dies in I-55 crash trying to avoid deer

5:15 AM, Nov 15, 2012   |    comments
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Imperial, MO (KSDK) - A one car crash Wednesday in Jefferson County claims the life of a man who was trying to avoid a dead deer in the traffic lane.

41 year old Keith Labitska of Imperial was northbound on I-55 at the Imperial Main Street overpass when he attempted to drive around the animal carcass and left the roadway.

Labitska's car then crashed into one of the concrete bridge supports for the overpass.  The victim was pronounced dead at the crash scene around 8:20 yesterday morning.

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