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Biker hit by deer, killed by truck

A motorcyclist who was struck by a deer on Alabama Highway 431 in Seale Sunday night was later run over and killed by a pickup truck at the scene of the deer/motorcycle wreck, Russell County Coroner Austin Sumbry Jr. said Monday.

Stephen Keith Taylor, 55, of Pittsview, Ala., was pronounced dead at the scene, about 15 miles south of Phenix City, around 10:40 p.m., Sumbry said.

The body was sent to the Alabama Department of Forensics, Montgomery, for an autopsy, the coroner said.

The Opelika Post, Alabama State Troopers, which is investigating the accident, said the report had not been turned in after noon Monday and that details of the accident were unavailable.

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