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One killed in motorcycle accident involving a deer

Troopers say the deer walked in front of the motorcycle on Highway 90 near Galliver Cutoff in Okaloosa County. (MGN)
Troopers say the deer walked in front of the motorcycle on Highway 90 near Galliver Cutoff in Okaloosa County. (MGN)(WJHG)
Published: Jun. 27, 2020 at 3:18 AM EDT
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One man was killed in a motorcycle accident Friday morning in Pulaski Township.

At 11:05 Friday morning, Jackson County Sheriff's deputies, along with Pulaski Fire, Hanover Fire and Jackson Community Ambulance, were called to a motorcycle crash on Hanover Road near Pulaski Road.

Authorities say two motorcycles with one driver each were traveling eastbound on Hanover Road when a deer ran into the road.

Both motorcycles lost control and slid on the pavement trying to avoid the deer.

A 64-year-old man from Jerome was ejected from his motorcycle.

He was taken to Henry Ford Allegiance Health with a head injury. The man passed away at the hospital. Police say he was not wearing a helmet.

The driver of the second motorcycle, a 66-year-old man from Hanover Township, was also thrown from his bike. He was also taken to Henry Ford Allegiance Health with serious injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

Jackson County deputies are still investigating. The victim's name has not yet been released.

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