Woman killed by deer struck by car in front of her

Woman killed by deer struck by car in front of her

SALUDA, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a woman riding in a pickup has died on a Saluda County road after the vehicle in front of her hit a deer, throwing the animal into her vehicle.

Troopers say a 2001 Kia first struck the deer around 9:35 p.m. Friday on a rural road about 7 miles north of Saluda.

Troopers say the animal was thrown in the air by the impact, going into the passenger side of a 1999 Ford pickup and killing the woman.

Saluda County Coroner Keith Turner told The Index-Journal of Greenwood that 45-year-old Jennifer Wertz died at the scene.

Authorities say the two people in the Kia and the driver of the pickup were not injured.

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