Motorcycle hits deer leaving man dead, woman injured

Police have identified the man who was killed after a motorcycle crash with a deer in Williamson County.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says 52-year-old Jimmy Thompson was killed on Sunday, October 2.

DPS responded to a call about the crash just after 6 p.m. on RM 1431 at Vista Hills Boulevard between Round Rock and Cedar Park

Officials say Thompson's Harley-Davidson struck a deer that had entered the roadway and Thompson lost control of the motorcycle and went off the road into a ditch.

Thompson was declared dead at the scene and an adult female was transported to the hospital. Her condition is currently unknown.

Officials say the crash remains under investigation.

DPS says it reminds all drivers to minimize distractions, don’t drive fatigued, don’t drink and drive, obey traffic control devices, and always wear safety belts.