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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It won’t come as a surprise to anyone in western Pennsylvania that our state is one of the top three states where drivers are most likely to collide with a deer.
State Farm conducted their 16th annual deer-vehicle collision study from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
For the 12th year in a row, West Virginia landed the top spot on the list. There is a one in 46 chance of hitting a deer in West Virginia.
Pennsylvania came in third with a one in 63 chance. Pennsylvania also came in third place last year with the same odds.
Coming in second place is Montana, where there’s a one in 57 chance.
Overall, their study showed the chance of hitting a deer in the United States has gone down to one in 167 compared to last year’s one in 162 chance.
The most claims for deer-vehicle collisions are filed in November, October and December, in that order.
To check out the full study, visit newsroom.statefarm.com/2018-deer-crashes-down.