A Manistee County man is dead after hitting a deer while riding his motorcycle.
Manistee County deputies say the crash happened on Coates Highway in Brown Township just before 10:30 Friday night.
Deputies say 45-year-old Jason Wayne Pate of Kaleva was driving a motorcycle when he hit a deer.
They say he was not wearing a helmet.
Pate was taken to Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital for his injuries, where he later died.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor and the crash remains under investigation.