Man dies after crashing motorcycle against deer on his path

Jun 11, 2015 2:13 PM by News Staff

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a Northern California man died after the motorcycle he was riding struck a deer that jumped into his path.

The California Highway Patrol says Arthur W. Brogan died of his injuries at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital in Grass Valley.

KCRA-TV in Sacramento reports that Brogan was riding a Honda Motorcycle at 25 to 35 mph and wearing a helmet when he hit a female deer Tuesday.

Police say Brogan hit the right-rear quarter of the deer, then his bike overturned and he was ejected.

He was airlifted to a hospital with critical injuries, but pronounced dead upon arrival.

The CHP continues to investigate. They say they don't believe the man was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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