La Salle County Sheriff's Department

A motorcyclist is dead after a deer ran into his path in rural La Salle County.

Deputies say at about 9:30 Monday night, 50-year-old Burl Owen of Seneca was on East 2603rd Road near Sheridan when a deer ran onto the road.  Owen wasn’t able to avoid hitting the deer and laid his motorcycle down.  Paramedics showed up and put a call out for the coroner.

The crash remains under investigation. 

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