(KROC-AM News) - One man was killed and a woman was injured after a motorcycle struck a deer in Wabasha County Monday night.

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The Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a report of the crash around 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of Wabasha County Road 17 and 335th Ave.

Deputies arrived and immediately started life-saving efforts on the driver of the motorcycle, who was identified as 51-year-old Daran Atkinson of Lake City. The efforts were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The passenger of the motorcycle was identified as Lori Schueller of Lake City. She was transported to a hospital in Rochester with non-life threatening injuries.

The sheriff’s office said this was the fifth fatal crash of the year in Wabasha County, and the second fatal crash involving a deer.

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