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Motorcyclist dies after colliding with deer near Prospect

Local report

Oregon State Police reported a Canadian man died Monday morning when his motorcycle struck a deer on Highway 62 near Prospect.

Troopers and emergency personnel, who responded at about 10 a.m. Monday, said an investigation revealed that a Harley-Davidson motorcycle operated by Gary Yarmie, 37, of Oshawa, Ottawa, Canada, was traveling north on the highway with 18 other riders when a deer ran into their group.

The deer collided with Yarmie’s motorcycle, causing him to lose control and leave the highway. Yarmie’s motorcycle collided with a tree and he suffered fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Highway 62 at the scene was reduced to single lane of travel for about 4?½ hours. OSP was assisted by the Oregon Department of Transportation.

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