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Florida woman killed while checking on deer in roadway

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Posted at 10:42 AM, Nov 07, 2021

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman is dead after being struck by another car after she stopped her vehicle to check on a deer that was lying in the roadway.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the accident happened early Saturday morning near the University of Central Florida. The 20-year-old woman stopped her vehicle in the center lane of the three-lane road, activated her hazard lights and got out of her car to check on the animal.

A 23-year-old man struck and killed her as he passed the vehicle. Investigators said he didn’t see the woman.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.