HEBRON, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal motorcycle crash that happened around 7:25 on Sunday morning. Boris Erikhman (62, Rhode Island) was driving his 1984 Honda Nighthawk before crashing and being pronounced dead on the scene.

Once units arrived on the scene, they found a motorcycle off the road into a guide rail. Deputies say a preliminary investigation showed the driver was traveling south on State Route 22 when a deer entered the roadway.

Deputies say the Erikhman struck the deer, causing him to lose control and be thrown from the motorcycle. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

A portion of the roadway was closed for some time while law enforcement investigated.