A 52 year old Mt. Sterling man was killed Friday afternoon while riding his motorcycle in Rock Island County.

The Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office reports the man was riding his cycle on Route 84 near the Rock Island-Whiteside County line about 2 p.m. Friday. A deer ran onto the road and the man was unable to avoid colliding with the deer.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released pending notification of family.

The crash remains under investigation by the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Office.