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Motorcyclist killed after hitting deer

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PICKENS, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A motorcyclist died after hitting a deer Wednesday night, according to Trooper Bill Rhyne of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The collision happened just before 7 p.m. on Fox Squirrel Ridge Road at Trotter Road in Pickens, investigators said.

The motorcycle hit a deer that was in the roadway and the rider was ejected, troopers said.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Troopers said he was not wearing a helmet.

Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley said the victim was Hayne Christopher Sheppard II of Pickens, and he died from blunt-force trauma.

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