Insurer: Odds of Deer-vehicle Crashes Highest in West Virginia

October 10, 2008

For the second straight year, data gathered by State Farm Insurance shows that vehicles are most likely to collide with deer in West Virginia — a one in 45 chance.

That’s up from a year ago when the odds were one in 57.

The Bloomington, Ill.-based insurance company says Michigan came in second again this year, followed by Pennsylvania, Iowa and Arkansas.

South Dakota is sixth, with a one in 110 chance, and North Dakota ninth, with a 1 in 115 chance.

Hawaii is the least likely state for deer-vehicle collisions, with odds of more than one in 10,962.

State Farm says it used deer claims data from the last half of 2007 though the first half of 2008 to determine the odds.

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