A motorcyclist sustained serious injuries after colliding with a deer early this morning in Marshall County.

Troopers responded to a crash involving a motorcyclist and a deer Tuesday morning, April 30, at approximately 5:40 a.m. on Nutmeg Road.  Preliminary investigation by Trooper Rodd Schuh indicates that Michael Reece, 71 of Culver was riding a green and black 1997 Harley Davidson southbound on Nutmeg Road, just north 16th Road when he collided with a deer.  Reece lost control of the motorcycle after this collision and slid before coming to rest.  Reece was transported by Argos EMS to a waiting Samaritan helicopter that transported him to a hospital in Ft. Wayne.  Reece suffered injuries that are considered serious but not life-threatening. 

Reece was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.