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Two injured in motorcycle-deer crash

Posted: Wed, Jul 21, 2010 8:13 AM

Two New Hampton residents were injured Saturday on Highway 52 when the motorcycle on which they were riding struck a deer.  The accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 52 and 120th Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Winneshiek County Sheriff's Deputies say both the driver of the motorcycle--20-year-old Jim Hefner of New Hampton--and the rider--Tamara Rasing of New Hampton--were taken to Winneshiek Medical Center by the Postville ambulance.  While the two suffered serious injuries, they have since both been released from the hospital.