Police Identify Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash After Swerving To Miss Deer

Posted at 6:44 PM, Jul 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 05:50:38-04

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – A motorcyclist was killed in a crash after swerving to miss a deer.

Police said the wreck happened in the 1200 block of Liberty Pike just before 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

Authorities said 30-year-old Brian Burns was found conscious on the ground near a ditch when emergency crews arrived on scene. He told officers he lost control of his motorcycle after swerving to miss a deer.

Officials said Burns was taken to the hospital where he later died.

According to police, alcohol did not appear to be a factor.