WAYNE TWP. -

A 39-year-old man was killed in a one-vehicle crash Friday night in Wayne Township, Schuylkill County.

State Police said the crash happened around 9:45 p.m. on Route 443, just west of Moyer's Station Road, when the driver of a Jeep Liberty lost control of the vehicle while swerving to avoid a deer.

The vehicle ran off the road and crashed into a tree on the passenger's side.

The passenger, Daniel Wenrich of Pine Grove, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

The driver was uninjured.

Route 443 was closed for about three hours while police reconstructed the crash.