An eastern Iowa man has been injured in an early morning accident, in which his motorcycle collided with a deer.

According to the Linn County Sheriff, it happened at about 12:30am today (Thursday, Oct. 18)  near Mt. Vernon, on West Mt. Vernon Road.

A motorcycle operated by 63 year old Daniel Reilly of Mt. Vernon, was traveling east, when he collided with a deer that was in the road.

Reilly was taken to Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids, with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. Reilly was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

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