A 46-year-old woman was flown to a hospital in St. Louis on Tuesday afternoon after swerving to miss a dear on Illinois 154 near Baldwin.
Illinois State Police say Darcy M. Betsch, of Coulterville, was driving a 1987 Mercury Grand Marquis west on IL 154 near Cheridan Road around 2:50 p.m. when a deer ran in front of her.
Betsch swerved to miss the animal and struck a tree, according to a news release.
She suffered major injuries and was flown to St. Louis University Hospital by Arch Helicopter.
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Police cited Betsch for operating an uninsured motor vehicle.