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West central Minnesota man injured in July 4th accident when motorcycle strikes deer

An accident reported a 3:34 a.m. in Yellow Medicine County injured a Montevideo man when the motorcycle he was driving struck a deer in the roadway.

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GRANITE FALLS – A motorcyclist was injured early Saturday morning in Yellow Medicine County after striking a deer.

The incident was reported at 3:34 a.m. on U.S. Highway 212, west of Granite Falls in Stony Run Township.

According to the State Patrol, a 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Donald Albert Sears, 60, of Montevideo was going west on Highway 212 when it struck a deer in the roadway.

Sears was taken to the Granite Falls hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol.

Road conditions were dry at the time of the accident, Sears was not wearing a helmet and alcohol was not a factor.

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The Granite Falls Police Department, Upper Sioux Police Department and Granite Falls Ambulance assisted at the scene.

Carolyn Lange is a features writer at the West Central Tribune. She can be reached at clange@wctrib.com or 320-894-9750
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