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Deer hit on I-380 blamed for seven-vehicle accident

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A seven-vehicle accident near the Swisher exit on I-380 that caused massive delays for commuters on Tuesday morning is being blamed on a deer that was hit by a vehicle.

The Iowa State Patrol said an unknown vehicle hit a deer in the southbound lanes of the interstate around 7 a.m. Tuesday and left the scene.

As a result, troopers said seven other vehicles became involved in a chain reaction crash as drivers swerved to get around the animal.

One person, Michael Lewis Stewart, 56, of Atkins, was taken to St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids by ambulance.

Others involved in the crash include Harris Michael Carver, 19, of Cedar Rapids; Michelle Lynn Machart, 51, of Finley, N.D.; Sally Eileen Arensdorf, 64, of Cedar Rapids; Robert Burman, 45, of Cedar Rapids; John Podgorski, 18, of Cedar Rapids; and Cory Matthew Cosens of Iowa City.

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