(Mankato, MN) – A Mankato man was hospitalized after his motorcycle struck a deer in Dodge County Sunday morning.

Fifty-seven-year-old Dean Scot Aarsvold was northbound on Highway 56 south of Dodge Center on a 2014 Harley Davidson FXDB when the bike collided with a deer that was crossing the road.

Aarsvold was transported to an Owatonna health care facility with non-life threatening injuries.  He was not wearing a helmet, according to the state patrol.

The state patrol notes the crash time as 6:37 a.m.

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