Motorcyclist dies after hitting deer in Newton Co.

NEWTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Louisiana man died Saturday night after hitting a deer with his motorcycle in Newton County.

Steven Gibson, 55, of Leesville, La., died at the scene at 10 p.m.

According to the DPS report, Gibson was driving a 1994 Harley Davidson east on State Highway 63, 10 miles east of Burkeville, at 9:24 p.m., when he hit a deer and was thrown from the motorcycle.

Gibson was wearing a helmet.

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