VETERAN, N.Y. (WENY) - A Cayuta man died as a result of a motorcycle accident in the town of Veteran.

On Thursday morning, New York State troopers responded to a report of a motorcycle accident on Smith Road in the town of Veteran.

Troopers say 45 year old Patrick Hess of Cayuta was driving a Honda motorcycle when he hit a deer causing him to leave the south side of the roadway into the ditch.

Troopers say a passer-by noticed the accident scene at around 7:30 a.m. and contacted emergency crews. When crews arrived, police said they did not perform life-saving measures after discovering Hess passed away from his injuries.