The pilot was making a night landing in visual meteorological conditions in San Antonio, Texas.
During the rollout, a deer ran across the runway and was struck by the RV-8A, which resulted in substantial damage to the right wing spar.
The NTSB determined the probable cause as an unintentional collision with a deer at night.
NTSB Identification: CEN15CA086
This November 2014 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.