Motorcyclist killed in collision with deer identified

PORT ANGELES — The State Patrol has identified a man who was killed Sunday when his motorcycle collided with a deer on U.S. Highway 101 a few miles west of Lake Crescent.

Timothy B. Peterson, 62, of Port Angeles was identified after the Humboldt County, Calif., coroner notified next of kin, the State Patrol said.

Peterson, who was wearing a helmet, was westbound on U.S. Highway 101 when he was thrown from his motorcycle after hitting a deer at milepost 214 about halfway between Lake Crescent and the junction with state Highway 113, according to the State Patrol.

He was declared dead at the scene.

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