Deer dangers in the Local 6 area
Illinois drivers are more likely to collide with a deer this year than they were in this past year, according to new claims data from State Farm.
The insurance agency says the odds a driver will hit a deer in Illinois are 1 in 199.
Illinois is ranked 33rd in the country for the most deer collisions.
The national cost per claim average is $4,135, up 6% from last year.
The months a driver is most likely to collide with a deer in Illinois, mostly due to mating and hunting seasons, are October, November, December, and June.
In our Local 6 states, Tennessee is considered a medium risk state with the odds of hitting a deer at 1 in 170.
Both Missouri and Kentucky are high risk states. You odds in Missouri are 1 in 120 and in Kentucky, your odds are 1 in 113.