Motorcycle Crash Involving Deer Kills 1

A collision with a deer caused a motorcycle crash near Darby, Montana. The motorcycle crash happened US Highway 93 in Ravalli County and left one person dead.

Montana Highway Patrol said the motorcycle crash happened just after 11 a.m. south of Darby when a Kia Sorento traveling south along Highway 93 struck a deer and sent it airborne. The deer flew into the oncoming traffic and hit a motorcyclist driving north on Highway 93. The motorcycle, a Harley Davidson, was being driven by a 65-year-old man from Silverton, Idaho and was carrying a passenger, a 61-year-old woman also from Silverton, at the time of the crash.

The motorcyclist was reported to not have been wearing a helmet and suffered severe head trauma. The passenger riding on the back of the Harley Davidson was injured in the motorcycle crash. She, however, was wearing a helmet. Both she and the man were rushed to St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula for treatment. The man later succumbed to his injuries. The status of the woman is unknown at this time.

Neither of the two passengers in the Kia Sorento were injured and were wearing seatbelts when they hit the deer.  The two passengers are reported to have been in their sixties and were visiting Montana from California.

The road conditions were dry at the time of the motorcycle crash and neither drugs or excessive speeding are believed to be factors in the cause of the crash.

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