Fatal crash in Beaver Dam

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BEAVER DAM, Ky. Kentucky State Police say a man was killed in a car crash while trying to avoid hitting a deer.

Troopers say they responded to a report of a single vehicle fatality in the 500 block on Mine Fork Road in Ohio County on Saturday, just after noon.

According to the preliminary investigation, 37-year-old Jeremy L. Buchanan of McHenry was driving northbound in a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix when a deer entered his path.

Troopers say Buchanan tried to avoid hitting the deer but lost control of his car, sliding off the road and hitting a tree. They say Buchanan was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from the car.

The Ohio County Coroner's Office pronounced Buchanan dead on the scene.

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