Man dies in motorcycle crash with deer

MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A young man has died after his motorcycle collided with a deer during his morning commute.

Lance Corporal Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol says troopers responded to the scene of the crash on Hamp Road in Marion County around 7 a.m. Monday.

The young man was driving south on Hamp Road on a 1981 Yamaha motorcycle when his bike struck a deer in the roadway.

The man was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead on the scene about 30 minutes after the collision.

The young man has been identified, but Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson says that name will not be released until his family has been notified.

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