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Two injured early Monday in motorcycle-deer collision northeast of Topeka

Two people were injured early Monday when the motorcycle they were on collided with a deer just northeast of Topeka, Shawnee County sheriff's officials said.
Two people were injured early Monday when the motorcycle they were on collided with a deer just northeast of Topeka, Shawnee County sheriff's officials said.(Phil Anderson)
Published: Aug. 3, 2020 at 8:00 AM CDT
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TECUMSEH, Kan. (WIBW) - Two people were injured early Monday when the motorcycle they were on collided with a deer just northeast of Topeka.

The collision was reported around 6:30 a.m. near S.E. 2nd and Goodell.

Shawnee County sheriff’s officials at the scene told 13 NEWS that a 2006 Honda Rebel motorcycle was traveling on S.E. Goodell Road when it struck a deer just west of a bridge.

The male rider and female passenger on the motorcycle were transported by American Medical Response ambulance to a local hospital with injuries not considered to be life-threatening.

Neither the male nor female was wearing a helmet, sheriff’s officials said.

Goodell Rod was shut down for about 45 minutes as crews cleared the scene.

Additional details weren’t immediately available.

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