A Dittmer man was injured in a motorcycle crash after his vehicle hit a deer and overturned Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 5:18 p.m.

Nicholas T. Davis, 42, was driving a 2001 Buell Blast northbound on Fairview Church Road when a deer ran onto the road.

Davis struck the deer with the front of his vehicle, which caused the vehicle to overturn and eject him from the vehicle, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol preliminary report.

Davis was taken to Mercy Hospital St. Louis by helicopter for injuries. He was wearing a safety device, according to the patrol.