An Ephrata man was taken to the hospital by helicopter Saturday evening after striking a deer while riding his motorcycle in Stevens County.
Justin Bonneville, 42, was driving north on state Route 25 around 7:40 p.m. when he struck the deer two miles south of Hunters, according to the Washington State Patrol. His 1988 Honda motorcycle was totaled in the crash.
Bonneville, who was not wearing a U.S. Department of Transportation-compliant helmet, was taken by helicopter to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, according to the WSP. He was listed in stable condition on Sunday afternoon.
The crash remains under investigation.
Local journalism is essential.
Give directly to The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages community forums series -- which helps to offset the costs of several reporter and editor positions at the newspaper -- by using the easy options below. Gifts processed in this system are not tax deductible, but are predominately used to help meet the local financial requirements needed to receive national matching-grant funds.
Subscribe now to get breaking news alerts in your email inbox
Get breaking news delivered to your inbox as it happens.