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Motorcyclist killed in Oregon after colliding with deer

A 37-year-old motorcyclist struck a tree after colliding with a deer near Prospect, Ore., on May 14, 2018. He was pronounced dead at the scene. (Oregon State Police photo)

PROSPECT, Ore. -- A motorcyclist was killed Monday after colliding with a deer, Oregon State Police report.

Around 10:00 a.m., troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a motorcycle crash on Highway 62 near Prospect in Jackson County.

Investigation revealed a silver Harley Davidson operated by Gary Yarmie, 37, of Oshawa, Ottawa, Canada was northbound with 18 other riders when a deer ran into the roadway in the midst of the riders.

The deer collided with Yarmie causing him to lose control of his motorcycle and leave the roadway, the report says.

Yarmie collided with a tree and suffered fatal injuries, police say, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Highway 62 at the scene was reduced to single lane travel for over four hours.

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