EDEN VALLEY (WJON News) -- A Paynesville man was taken to the hospital after colliding with a deer on his motorcycle in Meeker County Friday night.

The Minnesota State Patrol says around 9:15 p.m. 31-year-old Travis Larson was driving a motorcycle south on Highway 4 near Eden Valley when he hit a deer.

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Larson was taken to Meeker Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Authorities say he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

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