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41-year-old man injured in deer vs motorcycle accident at Hwy 100 and Covington Rd

Linn County, IOWA – According to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred right after 9 p.m. late Saturday night.

It happened at Hwy 100 and Covington Rd.

Linn County Sheriff’s deputies, Linn County Rescue crews, Palo Fire Department crews and Area Ambulance personnel responded to a report of a crash involving a motorcycle.

The responding deputies discovered that the 41-year-old motorcyclist, later identified as Robert Oxendine, was riding his motorcycle westbound on Hwy 100 near Covington Rd when he struck a deer, lost control of his motorcycle and came to rest in the north ditch.

The 41-year-old man suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, deputies said.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available. 

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