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Dog in road prompts motorcycle crash

A 26-year-old Perham man crashed his motorcycle on Friday while trying to avoid a dog in the road.

Scott Benjamin Kempenich was eastbound on Hwy 34 around 2:34 p.m. when he swerved to miss a black dog that had ran out in front of him, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office.

Kempenich lost control of his 2006 Harley Davidson, causing it to tip. He suffered minor injuries in the accident and did not seek medical attention. Moderate damage was done to the motorcycle.

Deputies were unable to locate the dog. The owner of the dog was not found.