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Wed, 06 Jul, 2016 01:16:06 AM
FTimes-STT Report, Jul 6
An Italian man on holiday in Finland was killed in a motorcycle accident in Pello on Monday.
The accident took place when the motorcycle of the tourist hit an elk near Kattilakoski on Torni-otie, police said.
The 62-year-old motorcyclist was thrown into a ditch dozens of meters from the point of colli-sion.
Another motorist saw the collision and called the emergency centre, but the man was dead when the ambulance arrived. The elk also died in the crash.
The speed limit at the scene is 100 km/h, and the weather conditions were good at the time of the accident. 
Police initially suspected that over speeding and alcohol might have been the reason behind the accident and investigation is going on.
A forensic examination on the motorcyclist will be carried out on Thursday.
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