A passenger in a vehicle that crashed into a tree died of injuries in the accident. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the accident occurred about 9:45 p.m. on Friday, July 26, along SR443 (Long Run Road), in Wayne Township, Schuylkill County.

Troopers said Amie L. Wiscount, 32, of Schuylkill Haven, was driving a 2003 Jeep Liberty Sport westbound when she attempted to swerve to avoid a deer that had entered the road in front of her.

After swerving the vehicle she lost control. The Jeep went onto the west shoulder and struck a tree with the passenger side front bumper and door causing the vehicle to spin clockwise.

The Jeep then struck a utility pole with the drivers' side front quarter panel and came to rest facing south.

After being extricated from the vehicle the passenger, Daniel E. Wenrich, 39, of Pine Grove, was pronounced dead at the scene. Wiscount was not injured. Damages were termed heavy to the Jeep. The road was closed for about three hours.

Troopers said charges are pending.