WYANDOT COUNTY, OH. (THECOUNT) — Michael C. Hoy of Marseilles, Ohio, has been identified as the victim in a Sunday night fatal motorcycle crash involving a deer in Wyandot County.

Hoy, 49, was killed in a motorcycle-versus-deer collision near Marseilles Sunday night.


According to reports, Hoy, a Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office Deputy, was operating a Harley Davidson motorcycle on Highway 77 near Marseilles, when the bike came into contact with a deer in the road around 9 p.m. Sunday night.

Hoy was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Wyandot County is a county located in the northwestern part of the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 22,615. Its county seat is Upper Sandusky. It was named for the Wyandot Indians, who lived here before and after European encounter – Wikipedia.