BROOKINGS – Two people were transported to Sioux Falls after a collision with a deer Sunday, according to the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.
The accident was reported at 7:50 p.m. Sunday and occurred on 216th Street, just west of 469th Avenue, southwest of Brookings, Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring said.
Jared Mcpeake, 26, of Volga, was driving a 2008 Harley Davidson FLHX motorcycle west on 216th Street with Melissa Rose Pauley, 24, of Volga, as a passenger, Sebring said.
“A deer entered the roadway from the south ditch. The driver swerved to avoid hitting the deer and lost control of the motorcycle and tipped it over. The driver and passenger were transported by the Brookings Ambulance to the Brookings hospital and then onto a Sioux Falls hospital with unknown injuries,” Sebring said.
“The driver and passenger were not wearing helmets,” he added.
The motorcycle received approximately $2,500 worth of damage, Sebring said.
Also responding were the Brookings Fire Department, Brookings Police Department, and South Dakota Highway Patrol, Sebring said.
The accident is under investigation with the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office.