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Emerald motorcyclist in critical condition after crashing into deer

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.

A LifeLink helicopter responded to the scene and took Voeltz to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn., where he remains in critical condition, Klatt said.

Micheal Foley
Micheal Foley worked at RiverTown Multimedia from July 2013 to June 2015 as editor at the New Richmond News. 
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