A 31-year-old motorcyclist has been killed when his bike crashed into a deer running onto Highway 6 near Ashland.
The Nebraska State Patrol identifies the motorcyclist as Aaron Roth of Omaha.
According to the patrol, Roth was riding west on Highway 6 Sunday afternoon when a deer ran out of a north ditch into the path of his motorcycle. Roth attempted to avoid the deer but couldn’t. Roth lost control of the bike. It caught fire and hit a guardrail.
Roth died at the scene.