Harrod motorcyclist dies after collision with deer

First Posted: 8/9/2010

LAFAYETTE - Thomas L. Helser, 67, of Harrod, died Saturday night after his motorcycle collided with a deer on Pevee Road, just south of state Route 81.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Helser was riding his 2002 Honda Silverwing north on Pevee Road when a deer ran across the roadway. He was unable to avoid the deer and thrown from his motorcycle. He was taken to Lima Memorial Hospital, where he died.

Alcohol and speed are not considered factors in the accident. Heiser was wearing a helmet.

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