A CHP cruiser. Photo courtesy CHP.

A 45-year-old Potrero man was fatally injured in the far eastern reaches of San Diego County early Thursday when his 2007 Harley-Davidson motorcycle collided with a deer, which also died.

The fatality on state Route 94 west of state Route 188 in the southern Campo area occurred around 4:45 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Pearlstein.

“The motorcyclist had no time to react as a deer ran out in front of him,” Pearlstein said in a statement. His name was withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

— City News Service

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