Rider injured in motorcycle-vs-deer crash

Herald Staff Writer

CELESTINE — A motorcycle rider complained of pain after his Harley Davidson collided with a deer Wednesday night a mile east of Celestine.

Andrew L. Stork, 21, of 1904 W. Fifth Ave., Jasper, was westbound on State Road 164 on a 2005 Harley Davidson when the 8:54 p.m. accident occurred east of County Road 820E.

A deputy said Stork unsuccessfully tried to evade a deer that ran onto the highway. The motorcycle hit the deer head-on, then went off the north side of the roadway before stopping in a ditch.

Stork, who was wearing a helmet, complained of elbow and lower arm pain but a deputy indicated he was not seriously injured.

The collision killed the buck, police said.

Damage was estimated at between $2,500 and $5,000.

The Celestine Volunteer Fire Department and Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services assisted.

Contact Bill Powell at bpowell@dcherald.com.

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