Pe Ell Man Dies After Teen Swerves To Avoid Deer In Roadway

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A 44-year-old Pe Ell man was killed in a traffic collision Saturday evening after a teen driver swerved to avoid a deer colliding with his vehicle as a result. 

The Washington State Patrol says that the incident occurred on June 26th at 11:23 PM on State Route 6 in the 6000 block in Lewis County.  

The teen driver, 17 years old a Raymond resident was traveling on SR 6 going westbound driving a 2018 Hyundai Elantra.  A deer in the roadway caused the teen to swerve into the eastbound lanes where he then struck a 1988 Volkswagen driven by a 44-year-old Pe Ell man.  The 44-year-old was deceased at the scene, a passenger a 50-year-old Pe Ell woman was transported to Providence for her injuries.