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Two motorists die in crashes with deer in Wisconsin

Eau Claire man died after being thrown from motorcycle

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - Two motorists have died in separate collisions with deer in Wisconsin.

Authorities say a 69-year-old Eau Claire man died when his motorcycle struck a deer south of Eau Claire just after 9:30 p.m. Sunday. James L. Tweet was thrown from his motorcycle and died at the scene on Deerfield Road in the Town of Washington.

The second accident happened around 11:30 a.m. Monday on Interstate 94 near Watertown in Jefferson County. The Wisconsin State Patrol says a car was eastbound in the left lane when a deer crossed its path. The car struck the deer head-on. The deer went onto the hood and smashed through the windshield.

A front-seat passenger died at a local hospital, while the driver was injured. Their names were not immediately released.

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