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Man airlifted after motorcycle strikes deer on I-94

A motorcyclist was airlifted after striking a deer Thursday, June 8, on Interstate 94 near Roberts.

The Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a crash report at 4:50 a.m. in westbound traffic near milepost 11, according to a news release. The driver, identified as a 42-year-old man, was critically injured in the crash.

Traffic was backed up for more than an hour-and a-half while crews tended to the crash scene.

The motorcyclist’s name was not immediately released pending family notification.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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