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Wheatland Township, Mich. — An 85-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle as he attempted to remove a deer carcass from a central Michigan roadway.

The Mecosta County sheriff’s office said Norman Erickson of Barryton was a passenger in another vehicle that stopped after hitting the deer about 11 p.m. Saturday in Wheatland Township, northeast of Grand Rapids.

A 22-year-old motorist from Marion was traveling southbound on the road when she struck Erickson.

Sheriff’s deputies said the accident is under investigation.

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