Horton Township, PA – A motorcyclist from Ridgway died after crashing into a deer in Elk County on Tuesday morning.

57-year-old Scott Covert had been riding his Harley Davidson along Route 219 just north of Toby Road in Horton Township, near Brockport.

He was unable to avoid a deer in the roadway and was thrown from the motorcycle.

Covert was flown to UPMC Altoona, where he later died of his injuries.

The Lynch-Green Funeral Home in St. Marys is in charge of the funeral arrangements for Covert.