MADISON, Wis. -

A man riding a motorcycle was killed Sunday night when he hit a deer, according to a news release from the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called at 11:36 p.m. to County Road C west of Highway 151 in the town of Trenton on a report of a motorcycle vs. deer crash.

Investigators said 52-year-old Charles Thompson, of Reeseville, was driving east on County Road C when he hit a deer crossing the road. He was thrown from the motorcycle and died.

Thompson was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, officials said.

Beaver Dam EMS, Beaver Dam fire, the Dodge County Emergency Response Team, and the Dodge County medical examiner assisted at the scene.