A motorcyclist is dead after hitting a deer in eastern Iowa’s Scott County. It happened early Thursday morning on U.S. 67 near the Alcoa plant in Bettendorf.

Police say the 61-year-old Colona, Illinois, man struck a deer that had already been hit a passenger car, then thrown into his lane. The driver of the car, a 61-year-old Princeton, Iowa, woman, was not hurt.

The motorcyclist died at a hospital. Police were withholding his name pending notification of relatives.

By Phil Roberts, Davenport