A motorcycle was reported in the ditch and on fire at 129th Ave., southwest of Park Rapids, at 8:38 p.m. June 9, according to a Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Deputies and the Park Rapids Fire Department quickly responded to the scene, but were unable to locate the driver. Firefighters extinguished the fully engulfed motorcycle.
According to the sheriff’s report, an investigation showed that the driver of the 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle had been northbound on 129th Ave. when it struck a deer. The motorcycle tipped on its side and slid into the ditch, where it caught on fire. There were signs that the unknown driver was injured from the crash, but fled the scene.
Anyone who has any information on the crash should contact the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office at 732-3331. The incident remains under investigation.