Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a motorcycle crash that claimed the life of a Clarks Summit man.

Troopers say 65 year old David Gardner was driving on North Street in Terry Township, Bradford County at around 7:45 p.m. June 23rd, coming down a hill and entering a left curve when a deer darted into the road.

The deer collided with Gardner's 2014 BMW F800GS motorcycle, causing the Lackawanna County man to lose control.

Gardner and the bike slid north for about 100 feet before coming to a final rest in the southbound lane.

Gardner was flown to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead.