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Deer on Highway 53 causes fatal crash

Pender County, NC (WWAY — One person is dead and two others injured after a deer ran into traffic on Highway 53 last night.

Pender and Burgaw emergency crews received the call just after 9:00 p.m.

A car headed toward Jacksonville hit the deer when it ran out in front of the vehicle, causing the deer to fly into the other lane of traffic.

The deer went through the windshield of another car that was traveling west toward Burgaw. That car then slammed into a tree, and the driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Passengers from both cars were transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center for minor injuries.

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