Mabel, MN (KROC-AM News)  -  The State Patrol and the Fillmore County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a traffic fatality involving a motorcycle and a horse.

A statement issued by Fillmore County Sheriff Tom Kaase Friday afternoon says a Harley Davidson driven by a 60-year-old man from Decorah Iowa collided with a horse on the eastbound lane of Highway 44 near Mabel around 11:30 am. The motorcyclist and the horse were pronounced dead at the site of the crash.

The name of the victim has not been released and it’s unclear how the horse ended up on the highway.

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