Nova Scotia

Alberta motorcyclist dead after colliding with deer on Highway 103

A 49-year-old man from Alberta is dead after he struck a deer on Nova Scotia Highway 103 near the Ingramport exit.

One other rider in the group sustained minor injuries

A 49-year-old Alberta man is dead after he struck a deer with his motorcycle Tuesday night on Nova Scotia Highway 103 near the Ingramport exit.

RCMP say the man was at the front of a group of three other riders when he collided with the animal shortly before 10:30 p.m. 

The group was travelling west on Highway 103 near Exit 5A. The man was thrown from his bike and died at the scene.

One other rider in the group sustained minor injuries. 

The RCMP did not say how that person was injured or what their injuries were. 

The highway was closed to traffic for several hours while RCMP investigated. The highway reopened shortly before 6 a.m. on Wednesday. 

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