No surprise: Minnesota among leaders in deer-vehicle collisions

Using data from the Federal Highway Administration, State Farm calculated that the chances of a motorist colliding with a deer in Minnesota is 1 in 98. That puts the state in eighth place.
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Using data from the Federal Highway Administration, State Farm calculated that the chances of a motorist colliding with a deer in Minnesota is 1 in 98. That puts the state in eighth place.

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