By Heartland News
MURPHYSBORO, IL (KFVS) - A Brighton, Illinois man is in serious condition at a St. Louis hospital after hitting a deer with his motorcycle.
The crash happened shortly before midnight on Route 13 just outside of Murphysboro.
Deputies say 30-year-old Benton Bornes was westbound when a deer jumped directly in front of his bike.
Bornes hit the deer causing him to lose control of the motorcycle.
It fell on its side and slid several yards before coming to a rest on the shoulder of the road.
An ambulance took Bornes to a local hospital. Then, a helicopter flew him to a St. Louis hospital.