Eden Valley Woman Critically Injured After Motorcycle/Deer Collision


An Eden Valley woman was critically injured Friday night after hitting a deer with her motorcycle.

The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office says 30-year-old Julia Zaka’an was transported to Meeker Memorial Hospital then airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital with critical injuries.

At just after 8:30, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a

motorcycle accident with injuries on County Road 11 just east of 655th Avenue in Darwin Township.

Authorities say Zaka’an was riding her motorcycle east on County Road 11 when she struck a deer and was thrown from the motorcycle as a result of the collision.

She was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.


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