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Drivers most likely to hit a deer in Pennsylvania: State Farm

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Pennsylvania is the home to the most vehicle/deer collisions in the U.S., according to a new stud...


NEW YORK, N.Y. — Pennsylvania is the home to the most vehicle/deer collisions in the U.S., according to a new study conducted by State Farm insurance company.

Between July 1, 2004 and June 20, 2005, there were more vehicle/deer crashes Pennsylvania than any other state. The insurer says there are 1.5 million accidents involving deer in the U.S. each year, resulting in 150 driver deaths as well as $1.1 billion in damage.

Most accidents involving deer occur this time of year, as this is the migrating and mating season for deer.

After Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Georgia rounded out the five most dangerous states to drive in when it comes to collisions with deer. Minnesota ranked sixth, Virginia was seventh and Indiana, Texas and Wisconsin completed the top 10 list.


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