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Communications errors blamed for overlooked deer near Gateway Arch

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis officials say communications mistakes are to blame for the failure to remove a dead deer from near the Gateway Arch for a full day.

A deer bounded into the downtown area Friday afternoon. It was seen along busy streets and even inside a parking garage. It eventually ended up on Memorial Drive near the Arch, where it was struck by a car and killed. Police moved it off the roadway to a gravel area along the side of the road.

But the dead deer remained there until Saturday. City streets director Todd Waelterman says his department would have removed the deer immediately but was never notified about it

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