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BOONE COUNTY, Ind. – A motorcyclist died Thursday night after hitting a deer west of Lebanon.

Boone County Sheriff Mike Nielsen says it happened along State Road 32 near County Road 50 North shortly before 9:25 p.m.

When first responders arrived, the motorcyclist was located and transported to Witham Hospital by ambulance, where the sheriff’s office said he was pronounced dead. The coroner’s office identified the deceased as 63-year-old Bradley Burns of Lebanon.

The Boone County Fatal Alcohol Crash Team was called to investigate the crash, which closed State Road 32 in both directions during the investigation.

Officers say the deer also died in the impact.