BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP — A motorcyclist was killed on Route 206 Sunday afternoon when he was struck by a deer, police said.

The 45-year-old man from the Forked River section of Lacey Township was part of a group traveling north on Route 206 approaching Route 130 in Bordentown Township, when he was hit by the deer as it crossed the road, according to police chief Brian Pesce. The man was taken to a hospital where he later died, according to the chief, who did not disclose the man's name pending notification of family.

Two other riders in the group motorcyclists suffered non-critical injuries.

Route 206 northbound was closed for several hours on Sunday afternoon for an investigation.

A 60-year-old woman suffered a serious head injury on June 12 when a deer ran into a group of Black Live Matter protesters walking on Route 522 in South Brunswick.

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