Kansas couple killed when motorcycle hits deer

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Jason and Julie Huen (photo courtesy WDAF) Jason and Julie Huen (photo courtesy WDAF)
GARDNER, Kan. (AP/KAKE) -

Authorities say a couple died when their motorcycle hit a deer on Interstate 35 in eastern Kansas.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says 37-year-old Jason Huen and 27-year-old Julie Huen, of Gardner, were thrown from the motorcycle Saturday night when the deer ran in front of their vehicle in Gardner. The ensuing impact caused their motorcycle to hit a guardrail.

The patrol says the Gardner couple was both pronounced dead at the scene.

"They were kind and generous people and this loss to the PGG family is devastating," Gloria Phelps told WDAF. "It's a devastating loss."

Jason and Julie leave behind three children.

The patrol says a third person riding behind them on another motorcycle laid down his Harley-Davidson after the wreck and suffered minor injuries.

All three people were wearing helmets and eye protection.

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