Motorcycle vs. deer crash near Vandalia sends two Iuka residents to the hospital

Motorcycle vs. deer crash near Vandalia sends two Iuka residents to the hospital

VANDALIA, IL — A deer vs. motorcycle crash on I-70 just west of Vandalia Friday night sent two people to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Illinois State Police say 34-year-old Thomas Gordon of Iuka was driving the motorcycle near milepost 61 around 8pm when a deer ran out on the roadway. The bike hit the deer, laid over, and both Thomas and 45-year-old passenger Athena Gordon were ejected.

Thomas was taken to an area hospital while Athena, also of Iuka, was flown by helicopter to a regional hospital.

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