Fatal accident: Scott A. Schroeder, 42, of Chester died Monday after a two-vehicle crash involving a deer on Illinois 3, north of Hillview Drive near Chester.

At 5:50 a.m. Monday, John Allen King, 52, of St. Louis was driving south of Illinois 3 when a deer entered his vehicle’s path. King was unable to avoid striking the deer, after which the deer entered the path of Schroeder’s vehicle and was hit.

The deer entered the passenger compartment of Schroeder’s vehicle, striking and killing him.

King was uninjured. Both drivers were wearing seat belts.

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