(7-5-21) Kelton Mote (65) from Palestine is in the hospital after being ejected off of his motorcycle Sunday night in Darke County. Mote was riding westbound on Ross Road when a dear entered his line of travel.

Mote struck the deer and was ejected off his motorcycle.

Mote was treated at the scene and flown to Miami Valley Hospital for his injuries and is listed in stable condition.

Darke County Sheriff’s Deputies, Tri-Village Rescue, Liberty Township Fire Department, and Med Flight responded to the scene around 10:35 p.m. Sunday.

Darke County Sheriff’s Office says this accident remains under investigation.

It has been a busy Holiday weekend for the Darke County Sheriff’s Department after two fatal accidents happened on Sunday.