A motorcyclist was seriously injured Monday morning in a crash about two miles north of Houston on U.S. 63.
Sgt. Ryan Vaughan of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said a northbound 2003 Harley Davidson operated by Joel T. Kelley, 68, of Thayer, struck a deer, lost control and overturned off the right side the roadway.
Kelly, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken by ambulance to Texas County Memorial Hospital.
The motorcycle was totaled.
The Houston Rural Fire Department responded.