Anthony Lewsader, 50, North St. Paul, Minnesota, has died from injuries sustained in a Polk County accident.
According to a release from the sheriff’s department, on Aug. 6, at 11:30 a.m., the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a reported crash involving a motorcycle striking a deer on State Highway 87 approximately 600 feet south of 210th Ave., in the town of Eureka.
Upon Deputies arrival, they learned Lewsader was operating a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle north bound on Highway 87. He was riding with a friend who indicated he observed the deer walking out of the east ditch, however, did not believe that Lewsader had observed the deer until it was in the roadway.
Upon noticing the deer in the roadway, Lewsader applied the brakes to the point of leaving skid marks. He was unable to avoid the deer and they struck. Lewsader was thrown from the motorcycle and both continued to the north, tumbling on the pavement. Lewsader came to rest in the roadway, had suffered injuries to his head and was not wearing a helmet.
Based on the extent of the injuries, he was airlifted from the scene by the Life Link air ambulance and transported to Regions Hospital in St Paul Minnesota. Lewsadwer succumbed to the injuries sustained in the crash and died.
Assisting the Sheriff’s Office with this crash was the Cushing Fire Department and First Responders, Lakes Area EMS, and the Life Link Air Ambulance.