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NELSON TOWNSHIP -- A 68-year-old man is dead after crashing his car in an attempt to avoid a deer on Tuesday.

The Ravenna Post of the State Highway Patrol is investigating the single vehicle accident that occurred around 1:39 p.m. on State Route 88.

Dominic A. Bulone of Garrettsville was driving southbound when he lost control after a deer appeared in front of him.

The vehicle slid as it rotated off the left side of the road, and struck a guardrail.

Bulone was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.