A 50-year-old motorcyclist from Moss Beach died after colliding with a deer on state Highway 84 in San Gregorio on Monday evening.
The motorcyclist, Thomas Klingele, was found east of Stage Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Klingele was heading west on Highway 84 at an unknown speed on a 2011 Honda motorcycle when a deer entered the motorcycle's path from the south.
The motorcycle struck the deer, causing Klingele to lose control, CHP officials said.
The bike left the roadway and traveled down a shrub-covered embankment. Klingele, who was thrown from the motorcycle, managed to return to the roadway. Passersby called in a report of an injured man and dead deer
around 7 p.m., CHP officials said.
Klingele was transported to Stanford Hospital by helicopter, where he succumbed to his injuries. The bike was found about 80 feet down a ravine, according to the CHP.