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A 65-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle accident on U.S. Highway 69 in Harrison County at 7:05 a.m. Friday.

Danny G. Daniel of Pattonsburg, Missouri, was driving northbound on U.S. 69 when he attempted to avoid striking a deer.

Daniel struck the deer and traveled off the east side of the roadway and was ejected from his motorcycle.

The crash happened 8 miles south of Bethany,Missouri.

He was transported via ambulance to Harrison County Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Daniel was wearing a safety device at the time of the accident.

Bailey Ketcham can be reached