Husband and wife hospitalized after motorcycle crash

Putnam County, OHIO (WTVG) - A husband and wife are in the hospital after they crashed on a motorcycle.

The accident happened Saturday night just after 8:00 PM in Putnam County. According to the Sheriff's office, David and Amy Birkemeier were riding on Road M in Ridley Township when a deer ran out in front of the bike.

The driver tried to avoid hitting the deer and pushed the brakes. Sheriff's deputies say that's when the bike slid and the couple was thrown off the bike.

David Birkemeier had serious injuries and was taken to a hospital in Lima. His wife, Amy, was critically injured and taken by Life Flight to a Toledo hospital.

Deputies say both riders were wearing helmets at the time.