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.

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  1. Joe is just as determined as his father. I am sure he will be riding again. Wishing Joe a speedy recovery. Love you all. Stay strong!

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