Friends, family and co-workers are mourning the loss of a local paramedic today.

Lawrence Leonard, 54, of Fishing Creek, was killed in a traffic accident on the way home from work last evening.

According to authorities, Leonard was riding his motorcycle on Weymouth Road in Hamilton Township when he struck a deer. While tending to the deer, he was struck by a car and killed. Police say the driver of the car did not see Leonard.