Correction appended

A Farmington man died Saturday when his motorcycle struck a deer in Rio Arriba County, state police said.

Ronald Martinez, 59, crashed around 9 p.m. on U.S. 550 near Counselor.

Martinez, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from his motorcycle and pronounced dead at the scene. State police said alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

Correction: This story has been amended to reflect the following correction. A previous version of this story incorrectly reported the day Ronald Martinez died. 

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