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Deer linked to deadly wreck in north Alabama

FALKVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities in Morgan County blame a deer for causing a one-vehicle crash that left a Huntsville woman dead.

County Coroner Russ Beard said 67-year-old Willie King died early Sunday in a crash on Interstate 65, about 3 miles north of Falkville.

The accident occurred just after midnight. Beard said King and her husband were returning from the Alabama-Mississippi State football game when the accident occurred.

He said Hubert King, the victim's husband, swerved to avoid the deer and hit a tree.

A study released in Oct. shows vehicle crashes with deer have more than doubled in the last 15 years.

That's because of the fall breeding season.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-11-17-08 0903EST

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