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Associated Press, Published July 19 2010

ND motorcyclist dies in southern Montana crash

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Highway Patrol says a 68-year-old North Dakota man died after his motorcycle struck a deer near Red Lodge.

The patrol says Ronald Shaide of Cartwright, N.D., was northbound on Highway 212 around 8:30 p.m. Saturday when his Harley Davidson motorcycle struck a deer. Shaide was taken to the hospital in Red Lodge, where he later died.

Shaide's death was the second motorcycle fatality on Highway 212 over the weekend.

Officials have released the name of a 50-year-old Billings man who died Friday evening just south of Belfry. The patrol says Andrew Bulau was northbound when he lost control on a left hand curve. He was thrown from the bike, was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.