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UPDATE: Motorcyclist dies after hitting turkey in Dane County

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Authorities say a man who hit a turkey on his motorcycle has died.

According to Dane County Medical Examiner's Office, Michael F. Rauls, 60, died Friday, May 18. Officials said the Dane man was riding on Highway 14 in Cross Plains on May 6 when a turkey ran out and his bike hit the animal.

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CROSS PLAINS (WKOW) -- Officials say a Dane man has life-threatening injuries after his motorcycle crashed Sunday afternoon. 

According to Dane County Sheriff's Office, the 60-year-old man was headed east on Highway 14 in Cross Plains around 12:30 p.m. when a turkey ran out from the ditch. The bike hit the turkey, causing a crash near Rock Dell Road. 

Authorities say the Dane man is in the hospital with serious and life-threatening injuries. He was not wearing helmet.  

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