MERCER, N.D. – A 40-year-old Mandan woman was killed when she was thrown from a motorcycle after a deer hit it and then was struck by another motorcycle on Saturday afternoon.
A group of motorcyclists was traveling eastbound on Highway 200 about a mile east of Mercer, North Dakota, when a deer struck a 2001 Harley-Davidson, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
The driver, a 42-year-old Mandan man, was thrown into a ditch, and the Mandan woman, a passenger, was tossed onto the roadway about 50 miles north of Bismarck.
That’s when a 2012 Harley-Davidson driven by a 43-year-old Washburn, North Dakokta, woman struck the Mandan woman.
The man and woman from Mandan were transported to CHI-St Alexius in Turtle Lake, where the woman was pronounced dead.
The man was air-lifted to CHI-St Alexius in Bismarck, where he was treated for serious injuries.
The driver of the 2012 Harley Davidson was not injured.
Identities of those involved were not released, and the crash is being investigated by the North Dakota Highway Patrol.