A 37-year-old man was killed early this morning when his motorcycle collided with a deer.

About 5:15 a.m. Kenneth Duckworth was riding along 1300 East when he struck a deer near 1422 South.

"He was wearing a helmet, he was doing everything right. It was a freak accident," said Salt Lake police detective Jeff Bedard.

A nearby resident heard the collision and looked out the window to see the victim lying in the road.