Deer linked to deadly wreck in north Ala.

FALKVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Authorities in Morgan County blame a deer for causing a one-vehicle crash that left a Huntsville woman dead.

County Coroner Russ Beard said 67-year-old Willie King died early Sunday in a crash on Interstate 65, about 3 miles north of Falkville.

The accident occurred just after midnight.

Beard said King and her husband were returning from the Alabama-Mississippi State football game when the accident occurred.

He said Hubert King, the victim's husband, swerved to avoid the deer and hit a tree. A study released in Oct. shows vehicle crashes with deer have more than doubled in the last 15 years.

That's because of the fall breeding season.

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