SCALES MOUND, Ill. -- A motorcyclist was injured today when he hit a deer in Jo Daviess County.

Troy D. Breckheimer, 31, of Apple River, was taken by ambulance to Midwest Medical Center in Galena for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, according to the Jo Daviess County Sheriff's Department. 

The crash occurred at about 5:50 a.m. today on West Stagecoach Trail near Cording Road, southwest of Scales Mound. A press release states that Breckheimer was driving a motorcycle on a curve when a deer entered the roadway and he couldn't avoid it. The motorcycle then went into the ditch and overturned. 

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