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Emerald motorcyclist in critical condition after crashing into deer

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An Emerald man is in critical condition at Regions Hospital after hitting a deer while riding his motorcycle in the Town of Emerald on Sunday night.

Scott Voeltz, 44, was driving a motorcycle north on County Road D near 160th Avenue Sunday at about 8:30 p.m. when he struck a deer, crashed the bike and landed on the road. He wasn’t wearing a helmet, and he sustained significant head injuries, according to Capt. Jeff Klatt of the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office.

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Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley joined RiverTown Multimedia in July 2013 and serves as editor at the New Richmond News. In the past he has worked at several news outlets including Patch.com in Hudson, Wis., the Desert Sun in Palm Springs, Calif., the Leader-Telegram in Eau Claire, Wis., and the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minn. He began his career as a Marine Corps journalist. He served as a reporter and photographer in Okinawa, Japan, and editor of the base newspaper at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin–River Falls.
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