HOLDING TOWNSHIP (WJON News) -- A St. Joseph man escaped serious injury after crashing his motorcycle near Holdingford Tuesday night.

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The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says 44-year-old Chad Phillipp was heading north on County Road 3 just before 10:00 p.m. when a deer ran in front of his bike.

Phillipp swerved to avoid the animal, entered the ditch, lost control, and flipped. Phillipp was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and suffered only minor injuries.

The sheriff's office says alcohol is suspected as an additional factor in the crash.




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