Lyon County Sheriff's Office

Lyon County Sheriff's Office

ROCK RAPIDS—A 59-year-old Ashton man suffered minor injuries when his motorcycle struck a deer about 12:50 a.m. Sunday, July 14, on Highway 9 just west of Rock Rapids.

Ronald Thole was traveling east when a deer came out of the ditch and his 2015 Honda hit the animal, according to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office.

Thole was transported by the Lyon County Ambulance to Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital in Rock Rapids Avera.