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Motorcyclist dies in collision with deer


MHP reported a fatal motorcycle accident occurring Friday night around 9:45 p.m. on Prospect Creek Road.

A 67-year-old man from Wallace, Idaho, was riding his motorcycle southbound when a deer entered the roadway causing the collision. The motorcycle struck the deer and then overturned, according to reports.

Clark Fork Valley Hospital tended to the victim, who died shortly after from injuries sustained in the crash. Alcohol and drugs are suspected to have been involved in the incident, according to MHP.

The investigation is ongoing, and authorities have not yet released the victim’s name.

According to MHP, the number of fatal crashes to date this year is 92. At the same time last year, total fatalities from vehicle crashes was 85.


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