DARWIN -- An Eden Valley woman was hurt after she hit a deer on her motorcycle.

The incident happened just before 8:30 Friday night on County Road 11, east of 655th Avenue in Darwin Township.

Meeker County Sheriff Brian Cruze says 30-year-old Julia Zaka'an was heading east on County Road 11 when she hit a deer, causing her to be thrown from her motorcycle.

She was taken to Meeker Memorial Hospital, then airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital with critical injuries.

Authorities say she was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

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