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Motorcyclist dies after hitting deer

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RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

A motorcyclist has died after hitting a deer Tuesday night on Kennerly Road.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says 31-year-old Jonathan J. McNaughton died early Wednesday morning at the hospital.  He was riding his motorcycle in the 3100 block of Kennerly Road Tuesday when he hit a deer at about 9:45 p.m.

A witness told investigators a deer jumped into the road near Thelma Hicks Road and caused the crash.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating. 

This is the second deadly crash involving a deer in three days. Two people were killed when a motorcycle hit a deer Sunday night on Reynolds Road near Barnwell.

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