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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) – One person is dead after someone swerving to avoid hitting a deer hit their car.

Sgt. Al Nothum with the Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident happened on U.S. Highway 66 between Eureka and Pacific around 8 p.m. Thursday.

The person trying to avoid the deer swerved into oncoming traffic and hit the victim head-on. The victim died at the scene.

The accident remains under investigation.