Motorcyclist killed after hitting deer in southern Minnesota
The crash occurred northeast of Zumbro Falls late Monday night.
WABASHA COUNTY, Minn. — A man was killed after hitting a deer northeast of Zumbro Falls in Wabasha County Monday.
Just before 11:30 p.m., the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash where a motorcycle hit a deer at the intersection of Wabasha County Road 17 and 335th Avenue, according to Sheriff Rodney Bartsh.
The motorcyclist, 51-year-old Daran Merle Atkinson, of Lake City, died at the scene after deputies initiated CPR.
The passenger, Lori Schueller of Lake City, suffered non-life threatening injuries.
According to the sheriff’s office, this is the fifth fatal crash in Wabasha County this year and the second fatal crash involving a deer.