2 Eau Claire men die in separate crashes with deer

File photo of police emergency lights.
File photo.

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – Two motorists from Eau Claire have died in separate collisions with deer.

Authorities say a 69-year-old Eau Claire man died when his motorcycle struck a deer south of Eau Claire around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. He was thrown from his motorcycle and died at the scene on Deerfield Road in the Town of Washington. His name was not immediately released.

The second accident happened around 11:30 a.m. Monday on Interstate 94 near Watertown in Jefferson County. The Wisconsin State Patrol says a car was eastbound when a deer crossed its path. The car struck the deer head-on. The deer went onto the hood and smashed through the windshield.

The front-seat passenger, a 54-year-old Eau Claire man, died at a hospital, while the driver was injured. Their names were not immediately released

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