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Motorcyclist dies after he hit deer, was struck by trailer and semi-truck

The crash happened early Tuesday morning in Mille Lacs County.

A 53-year-old Princeton man was killed when he hit a deer and then was hit by a trailer and a semi-truck in Mille Lacs County.

Lonnie James Mayo was driving eastbound on Highway 95 near 107th Avenue when he hit a deer, slid and overturned around 2:42 a.m. Tuesday, the Minnesota State Patrol's report says

The crash threw Mayo into the westbound lane, where a GMC Sierra pulling a trailer swerved to "avoid an object in the road" and the trailer hit Mayo, the report said.

Then, a semi-truck traveling down westbound 95 hit Mayo. 

The driver of the semi-truck, a 54-year-old man from Ogilvie, and the GMC driver, a 74-year-old from North Branch, were not injured. 

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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