Michigan Deer Crashes Up

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Michigan likelihood of hitting a deer increasesMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – It’s that time of year to look for deer. And in Michigan, your likelihood of bumper meeting antler has gone up.

According to State Farm Insurance, Michigan is the fourth highest state for the car-deer crashes, up from fifth last year.

Using its claims data and state licensed driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration, the nation’s leading auto insurer calculates the chances of a Michigan motorist striking a deer over the next 12 months at 1 in 72, compared with 1 in 83 the year before.

For the sixth year in a row, West Virginia tops the list of states where an individual driver is most likely to run into a deer, with those odds at 1 in 40.

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