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Authorities ID victim of deer-motorcycle crash near Sturgis

STURGIS (AP) -- Authorities have identified a 39-year-old Piedmont man who died when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a deer in Meade County.

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STURGIS (AP) - Authorities have identified a 39-year-old Piedmont man who died when the motorcycle he was driving collided with a deer in Meade County.

The Highway Patrol says Thomas Van Pelt was pronounced dead at the scene Sunday afternoon on state Highway 79, 8 miles northeast of Sturgis.

There were no passengers on the bike.

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