MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities in central Minnesota say a 13-year-old boy was seriously injured Wednesday morning when he collided with a deer while riding an ATV.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened around 6 a.m. 40th Street Northeast in Burbank Township, which is about 60 miles southwest of St. Cloud.

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First responders found Alan Lotthammer, of New London, lying in the road. He told officials that a deer jumped in front of his ATV, collided with it and he was thrown from the vehicle.

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Lotthammer suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, the sheriff’s office said. He was wearing a helmet.

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An ambulance brought Lotthammer to an area hospital for treatment.