Authorities have released the name of the motorcyclist that hit a deer Thursday morning east of Hutchinson.
The State Patrol says 58-year-old James Christensen of Buffalo was taken to Hutchinson Health for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The Patrol says Christensen was traveling westbound on Highway 7 approaching Major Avenue when a deer came out of the ditch from the north.
Christensen was unable to avoid the deer and hit it.
The Patrol says the rider and motorcycle slid on its side for about 150 feet.