CHADRON, Neb. -- A western Nebraska county commissioner was killed after a motorcycle accident in Utah.

The Utah Highway Patrol says Levi Grant and Mimi Wheeler-Groves were riding a motorcycle Monday morning near Bryce Canyon National Park when an antelope jumped in front of them.

Their motorcycle hit the animal and they were both thrown from the bike.

Grant was pronounced dead at the scene, with Wheeler-Groves taken by air to a hospital in St. George, Utah. She was in extremely serious condition, according to authorities.

Grant was the owner of Levi's Auto and Metal Recycling. He was also a former Chadron City Council member and county commissioner.

Wheeler Groves owns several rental properties and restaurants in Chadron.