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Oct. 24, 2013MO |  By: Coffey

Deer in your headlights

This is the time of year deer-vehicle accidents begin increasing in the midwest as the deer become more active and weather turns colder. Over three thousand 900 collisions with deer occurred last year in Missouri resulting in five deaths and 411 injuries. Custom Relations Specialist with the Missouri Department of Transportation in St. Joseph...Marcia Johnson...says most of the accidents take place between five p-m and seven a-m. She says there are some ways motorists can avoid striking a deer.

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Kansas City and Lee's Summit rank one and two for the most deer-vehicle collisions in Missouri. Northwest Missouri further down the list for collisions with deer. Johnson says rural drivers seem more aware of the possibility of deer accidents than drivers in the urban areas.