CALGARY -- Two seniors from Manitoba were transported to hospital following a Monday morning crash involving a motorcycle and a deer in B.C.'s East Kootenay region.

RCMP officials confirm the collision occurred shortly before 8:30 a.m. local time in the westbound lanes of Highway 3 between Fernie and Elko, west of the tunnels.

Two people who had both been on the motorcycle were transported by ground ambulance to hospital in Cranbrook in non-life-threatening condition. According to RCMP, the two patients are seniors from Manitoba and their injuries are considered minor.

The deer did not survive the collision.