CATAWISSA TWP - An Elysburg man was killed and his wife injured after the motorcycle on which they were riding hit a deer on Route 487 Sunday, according to a report by Press Enterprise.

John Capozello Jr., 58, and his wife, Cindy, were throwing from their Harley-Davidson after the bike struck a deer that leaped in front of the bike from a wooded area, the newspaper reported. Both riders were wearing helmets.

John Capozello was taken by Life Flight to Geisinger Medical Center where an official told the Bloomsburg paper he had died Sunday.

Cindy Capozello was taken by ambulance to the same hospital. A nursing supervisor said Tuesday she had been discharged.

Route 487 was closed to traffic for about an hour, the newspaper reported.