4 West Virginia Counties Hot Spots for Deer Collisions

September 29, 2008

Erie Insurance says vehicles are more likely to hit deer in Calhoun, Pleasants, Pocahontas and Wirt counties than in any other West Virginia county.

The Erie, Pa.-based insurer says there were more than 50 deer claims per 1,000 insured vehicles in each of those counties in 2007. That was the highest rate in the state.

Mingo County had the lowest rate with less than five deer claims per 1,000 insured vehicles.

Erie said the statewide average was 18 deer claims, an 11 percent increase.

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