Motorcyclist Killed After Hitting Deer in Willington

A motorcyclist from Willington died this morning after hitting a deer on Potter School Road, according to police.

Fifty-eight-year-old Kemp B. Stewart of 79 Potter School Road in Willington died just down the street from his home when a deer ran out from the woods and into the road in front of his motorcycle, police said.

Police said Stewart's motorcycle swerved off the road and up an embankment, crashing into saplings and brush.

It happened just before 7 a.m. in the area of 40 Potter School Road, according to state police. 

Police said Stewart was wearing a helmet.

The road was closed this morning. Police are still investigating the crash.

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