Wisconsin again makes State Farms top 10 list of deer-car crashes

Wisconsin ranks No. 5
Posted at 9:45 AM, Oct 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-04 12:39:30-04

Wisconsin has moved up in State Farm’s annual list of most vehicle crashes involving deer.  

In their latest report which was released Monday, Wisconsin ranked as the 5th highest state with the highest likelihood of a driver hitting a large animal, like deer, elk, moose or caribou.

Wisconsin moved up one spot from last year due to an increase in deer collisions.  

The top 10 states according to State Farm are:

1) West Virginia
2) Montana
3) Pennsylvania
4) Iowa
5) Wisconsin
6) South Dakota
7) Minnesota
8) Wyoming
9) Michigan
10) North Dakota

The data was based off the insurer's claim data from July 2016 to June 2017.

State Farm says the average claim to fix vehicle damage was $4,179, up from $3,995 the year before. October through December are the months when drivers are most likely to hit a deer.