At 6:22 p.m. the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department was notified of the accident. Deputies arrived on scene to find a 1998 Honda motorcycle operated by Mark Hawkinson, age 69, of Lauderdale, Minn, in the south ditch off the roadway. The motorcycle was traveling northbound on Hwy. 35 when a deer entered the roadway and struck the motorcycle.
Hawkinson was transported to Mayo Red Wing Hospital with undetermined injuries. Assisting on scene were Red Wing EMS and Ellsworth First Responders.