- Associated Press - Saturday, June 28, 2014

CORDOVA, Ill. (AP) - A motorcyclist has died after hitting a deer that darted into the road in western Illinois.

The accident happened Friday afternoon near the village of Cordova in Rock Island County.

The county sheriff’s department tells the Quad-City Times (http://bit.ly/TG6B3u ) the driver tried to stop but was unable to avoid hitting the deer.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The sheriff’s department is not identifying the man while authorities work to notify his relatives.

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Information from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com

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