ROCHESTER - An Oakville man is dead after he careened into a horse near Rochester in Thurston County on Wednesday.

Washington State Troopers say 28-year-old Joshua Bubnick was going east on SR 12 on a Harley Davidson motorcycle when he struck a horse that was standing in the road.

Both Bubnick and the horse died because of the crash.

Bubnick was wearing a helmet.

The crash happened just after 4:30 a.m.