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Two injured when motorcycle hits deer on K-68

By The Herald Staff | 9/19/2011

Two motorcyclists were transported to area hospitals Monday night after the motorcycle struck a deer in the 4500 block of K-68.

The identities of the motorcycle driver and passenger were not being released as of 9:30 p.m. Monday, but Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Curry did say one was a man and one was a woman.

Two motorcyclists were transported to area hospitals Monday night after the motorcycle struck a deer in the 4500 block of K-68.

The identities of the motorcycle driver and passenger were not being released as of 9:30 p.m. Monday, but Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Curry did say one was a man and one was a woman.

One of the passengers was sent by air ambulance from the scene of the accident at about 9:30 p.m., but at the time Curry said he didn't know whether it was the man or the woman. He said both would be transported to area hospitals.

Curry said the accident happened at about 8:45 p.m. Monday in the 4500 block of K-68 near the K-33 intersection. The motorcycle was traveling eastbound on K-68 when it struck a deer.

A second vehicle struck the motorcycle as it lay in the roadway, Curry said. However, there were no injuries as a result of the second accident, he said, only vehicle damage.

First responders blocked off about one mile of K-68 surrounding the crash, diverting traffic as early as Vermont Street.

The sheriff's office, Miami and Franklin counties Emergency Medical Services and the Cutler Township Fire Department responded to the scene.

The motorcycle accident happened at about the same time a second accident occurred near I-35 involving a passenger who exited a vehicle as it was traveling on the interstate. For more on that story, see Passenger transported to hospital after exiting moving vehicle.

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