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One dead after motorcycle hits deer

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TOWN OF FAIRBANKS (WAOW) --  A 23-year-old Tigerton man is dead after the motorcycle he was riding struck a deer, according to the Shawano County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities say just after 9 p.m. Friday they received a call of a motorcycle accident on Hirt Road in the Town of Fairbanks. That's just outside the Village of Tigerton.

Deputies say the man struck a deer while riding his motorcycle and suffered serious injuries. He died a short time later, according to authorities.

The crash is still under investigation. Right now, authorities say speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors.

The name of the driver has not been released.

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