Published: Nov 01, 2010 3:49 PM EDT
Updated: Nov 01, 2010 12:49 PM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 67-year-old Kentucky man has died after crashing into a deer with his motorcycle.

The Florida Highway Patrol says George Taylor of Harrodsburg, Ky., swerved to try and avoid the deer but the two collided anyway on Saturday night near Myakka River State Park. The impact threw Taylor off his Harley, causing fatal injuries. Fellow rider, 65-year-old James Roe of Lexington, Ky., was also injured as he veered away from Taylor and the deer. Both men were taken to Bayfront Medical Center.

Traffic was backed up for several hours.