Motorcyclist killed after hitting a deer

By: Channel 8 Eyewitness Newsroom

Press Release from Nebraska State Patrol

One person was killed in a crash between a motorcycle and a deer on Highway 6 near Ashland on Sunday afternoon.

The crash occurred at approximately 2:30 p.m. when a deer ran out of the north ditch in front of a westbound 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

The rider, Aaron Roth, 31, of Omaha, attempted to avoid the deer, but there was a collision.

The motorcycle then lost control, caught fire, and hit a guardrail.

Roth was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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