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1 dead after 2-car crash on IL Rt 3 involving a deer

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One man died in a crash on IL Rt 3 north of Chester Monday morning.

According to the Illinois State Police, around 5:50 a.m. on Monday, John Allen King, 52, from St. Louis, was driving a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 southbound on IL Rt 3, less than a mile north of Hillview Drive.

Police say Scott A. Schroeder, 42 of Chester, Ill. was driving a 2006 Chevy Cobalt northbound approaching the same location when a large deer ran in front of the Dodge Ram.

They say the King was unable to avoid hitting the deer. After he hit it, the deer fell into the path of Schroeder. He hit it also. Police say the deer broke through passenger compartment of the Cobalt, hitting and killing Schroeder.

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