LANSING, Mich. (Michigan News Source) – According to Michigan State Police reports, more Michigan drivers crashed into deer in 2022 than any other time in the last decade.
The reports show nearly 59,000 deer-involved crashes throughout the state last year, which is a 13% increase from the previous year.
Deer-involved crashes were most common in the fall, particularly in October and November. Those two months accounted for 33% of incidents.
The most common times for deer crashes were between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., and between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Midland County had the most vehicle-deer crashes in the entire state.