A Lexington man was injured Sunday after he was ejected from his motorcycle following a collision with a deer, according to the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities said Robert Williams, 61, was traveling southbound on U.S. Rt. 45, two-tenths of a mile north of 650th Avenue, on a 2013 Harley-Davidson at 6:39 p.m.

Williams struck a deer in the roadway, causing him to veer off the road and travel into a ditch where he was ejected. Williams’ motorcycle then traveled across a hay field and struck a round hay bale, coming to a rest in the field.

Authorities said Williams was transported to HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital for treatment of incapacitating injuries.

Kaitlin Cordes can be reached at kaitlin.cordes@effinghamdailynews.com or 217-347-7151 ext. 132.


Kaitlin Cordes covers Effingham County, police and courts and sports features for the Effingham Daily News. She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Eastern Illinois University. Cordes is a native of Effingham.

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