A 66-year-old man was critically injured after he crashed his motorcycle into a deer, killing it near Richmond Friday evening.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office, McHenry County Conservation District Police Department and Richmond Township Fire Protection District responded around 8:42 p.m. Friday to the 6900 block of Keystone Road in unincorporated Richmond.
McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Byrnes said deputies received a call of a vehicle crash involving a motorcycle and a deer.
A preliminary investigation shows the motorcycle, driven by a 66-year-old Wonder Lake man, was driving southbound on Keystone Road south of Tryon Grove Road.
The motorcycle crashed into a deer in the roadway and the driver was ejected from the motorcycle, Byrnes said.
A Good Samaritan discovered the crash, called 911 and rendered aid to the driver until paramedics arrived.
A medical helicopter was requested to the scene but did not respond due to weather conditions.
The man was transported by ambulance to Northwestern Medicine Hospital in McHenry in critical condition.
The driver was not wearing a helmet and the deer was deceased at the scene, Byrnes added.