A Lathrop police officer struck a deer early Monday morning while transporting a suspect, according to the highway patrol’s crash report.

The accident happened at about 2:45 a.m. on Highway 33 near 230th Street, just south of Lathrop.

Officers Gerald Raymos, 29, and Andrew Lorenson, 24 were not injured. The suspect, Gary Frion, 46, was taken to Liberty Hospital at his request. Reports indicate Frion was not injured.