VESTA (KMHL) – A second area motorcyclist hit a deer near Vesta in the last week. The Minnesota State Patrol says Lonnie Mercie, 58, of Vesta, was injured yesterday morning when the 2011 Kawasaki motorcycle he was driving hit a deer just west of Vesta.

The incident occurred around 6 a.m. Mercie was taken to the Avera-Marshall Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, according to authorities.

A Franklin man, who was also riding a motorcycle also received non-life threatening injuries when he hit a motorcycle near Vesta last week.