ST. LOUIS COUNTY • Police say St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese was not hurt Thursday afternoon when he crashed into a tree in an attempt to avoid a deer in the road.
Freese, 29, was heading south on Wildhorse Creek Road near Rieger Road in Wildwood when he crashed his 2011 black Range Rover into a tree to avoid a deer, said St. Louis County Police Officer Randy Vaughn. The crash occurred at 2:30 p.m.
Freese did not hit the deer, Vaughn said. Freese was already out of his SUV when police arrived for what was originally called in as “automobile accident with injury.” After two police cars arrived, an ambulance was not called to the scene. While talking at length with officers Freese refused medical treatment when offered, Vaughn said. The SUV was towed from the crash scene.