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A Sweet Home man died in the early morning hours of Sept. 19 when his motorcycle struck an elk near Scio.

On Tuesday at 12:15 a.m., Linn County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a motor vehicle crash that occurred at 36600 Richardson Gap Rd., near Scio. Deputies arrived and learned that 22-year-old Stewart Curtis of Sweet Home was riding a black 2020 Yamaha motorcycle when he struck a cow elk in the roadway. Curtis sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash, as did the elk. LCSO's initial investigation showed that speed was a factor in the crash.

Curtis was born into a military...