Opelika Man dies after motorcycle strikes deer

Opelika Man dies after motorcycle strikes deer
An Opelika died after injuries sustained in a crash where his motorcycle struck a deer

LEE COUNTY, AL (WSFA) - An Opelika man died Friday as a result of injuries sustained when his motorcycle struck a deer, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency says.

ALEA Cpl. Jess Thornton says Johnnie Clark Parker, 71, was driving his Harley Davidson motorcycle on Lee Road 146 near Lee Road 808 around 2:35 p.m., when he struck a deer.

Parker was taken to East Alabama Medical Center where Thornton said Parker was pronounced dead.

The crash site was approximately three miles south of Opelika.

Troopers continue to investigate.

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