Cumberland Times-News

November 17, 2012

Want to hit a deer? Drive in W.Va.

Cumberland Times-News

— CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — State Farm says West Virginia continues to be the state where a vehicle is most likely to hit a deer.

The Mountain State tops State Farm’s annual list for the sixth consecutive year, according to the Bloomington, Ill.-based insurer.

State Farm says the odds of a deer-vehicle collision during the next year are 1 in 40 in West Virginia.

Virginia is ranked 10th with odds of 1 in 103.

Hawaii motorists are least likely to hit a deer with their vehicles. Hawaii’s odds are 1 in 6,801.

Nationwide, State Farm says client data show 1.23 million collisions between deer and vehicles between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012. That’s up 7.7 percent from the previous one-year period.