A Salem man who struck a deer while riding a motorcycle south of St. James early Monday morning was ejected and suffered serious injuries.
According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol incident report, Joey L. Luebbert, 55, of Salem, was traveling on a 2003 Harley-Davidoson Road King southbound on State Route 68, six miles south of St. James, when the motorcycle struck a deer. The motorcycle overturned and Luebbert was ejected.
He was taken to Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla for serious injuries.
There was moderate damage to the motorcycle. The crash was reported at 4:20 a.m. June 24.