Twin Cities biker killed in collision with deer in Wisconsin

Police said he wasn't wearing a helmet.
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A North St. Paul man was killed when his motorcycle collided with a deer in Wisconsin.

The crash happened 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Polk County, when a Harley Davidson collided with the deer on State Highway 87 in the town of Eureka.

Anthony Lewsader, 50, tried to brake before striking the deer, but was unable to avoid the collision.

He was thrown from his bike and fell onto the road, suffering injuries to his head that would prove fatal. 

The Polk County Sheriff's Office said he was not wearing a helmet.

A friend who was riding with him said he'd seen the deer walking out of the ditch, but doesn't believe Lewsader saw it till it entered the roadway.

He was airlifted by Life Link air ambulance to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he died.

The fatal collision comes just days after a motorcycle passenger was killed after the bike struck a deer near Benson, Minnesota.

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