Motorcyclist killed when he hits a deer

NEAR CAMPO - A man was killed early Thursday morning when his motorcycle collided with a deer on State Route 94 west of Campo.

According to California Highway Patrol, the collision occurred before 4:40 a.m., about two miles west of the State Route 188 intersection. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The deer also died.

The westbound lane of Highway 94 was closed for several hours, causing delays for drivers heading in from Tecate.

He was identified Friday as 45-year-old Stefan Kortney Lowe of Potrero.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the deer ran out in front of Potrero and he had no time to react. He was wearing a helmet but died of his injuries at the scene.

The collision is under investigation. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to have been a factor, the highway patrol said.

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