BOTKINS — A Wapakoneta man sustained serious injuries after hitting a deer early Saturday morning on Interstate 75 north of exit 104, just north of Botkins. The 26-year-old was transported to Miami Valley Hospital via CareFlight at about 1:25 a.m.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol told the Lima News the man was traveling north on I-75 on a motorcycle and was ejected after striking the deer. He was wearing a helmet and was driving at about 70 miles per hour. The motorcycle sustained heavy damage from the crash.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office received a call about the incident at about 12:53 a.m. Sheriff’s deputies, Anna rescue, Botkins police and Botkins firefighters responded to the scene along with the OSP.