Man Dies After Motorcycle Hits Deer in Kalkaska County

A man is dead after his motorcycle crashed into a deer Tuesday night in Kalkaska County.

The Kalkaska county sheriff says Ryan Ramsey of Rapid City and a Gaylord man were riding their motorcycles on Valley Road in Rapid River Township when a deer crossed the road.

Police say both men braked, but Ramsey hit the deer, causing his motorcycle to go down and him to separate from his bike and slide on the road. 

He was wearing a helmet.

Ramsey was pronounced dead at the scene, and police do not believe speed or alcohol were factors in the crash.