GENERIC - Crash 1

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Easley, SC (FOX Carolina) - The coroner said a 34-year-old Easley man has died after hitting a deer while riding his motorcycle.

Troopers said the crash happened around 1 a.m. on Dacusville Highway near Montague Drive.

Troopers said a Yamaha motorcycle struck a deer and the rider was thrown from the bike. 

According to troopers, the rider was not wearing a helmet and died on scene. 

Pickens County coroner Kandy Kelley identified the victim as Mathew Meyer, 34 of Sweetbriar Road. 

Note: The coroner's initial news release listed the victim's last name as "Myers."

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