Aug 11,2006 00:00
A motorcyclist who struck a deer was killed on Cascade Lakes Highway near Wickiup Reservoir, Deschutes County Sheriff’s deputies reported.
The crash involving a 62 year old man whose name has not yet been released occurred on Wednesday, August 9 shortly before 10 a.m. near milepost 56.
Medics with the La Pine Fire department responded to render aid, but the victim did not survive his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
There were no apparent witnesses to the incident, said Lt. Utter, but motorists came upon the scene shortly after the accident occurred and called 9-1-1.
Based on the investigation the rider’s speed does appear to be a factor in the crash, although it is not believed that alcohol was involved.