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Motorcyclist hit by tractor-trailer after colliding with dog on interstate

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CALHOUN COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

A motorcyclist is dead after colliding with a dog and then being hit by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 26 late Monday morning.

According to the Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 10:45 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near the 140 mile marker, which is just south of the Burke Road Exit.

An unidentified man driving a 2006 BMW motorcycle was thrown from the bike after hitting a dog. The driver was then hit by a tractor-trailer traveling in the same direction.

Troopers say the driver of the tractor-trailer was unable to avoid the man.

The motorcyclist was taken to the Orangeburg Regional Medical Center where he died.

The Highway Patrol is investigating.

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