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Clinton, Mo., man killed in crash that began with striking a deer

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CLINTON, Mo. —  A 35-year-old Clinton man died early Thursday morning when he struck a deer on Route F near Amsterdam, Mo.

John Gary was driving a 2006 Honda Civic when he struck the deer at about 6:45 a.m. on Thursday.  He traveled off the right side of the roadway and hit a road sign. His car then went down an embankment, hit a ditch and overturned.

Gary was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing his seatbelt, police say.

The crash site at Route F and County Road N.W. 1001 is about an hour south of Kansas City.