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W.Va. tops State Farm's deer-vehicle crash list

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- State Farm says West Virginia continues to be the state where a vehicle is most likely to hit a deer.

The Mountain State tops the insurance company's annual list for the sixth consecutive year. The Bloomington, Ill.-based insurer released the latest list Tuesday.

State Farm says the odds of a deer-vehicle collision over the next year are 1 in 40 in West Virginia.

Virginia is ranked 10th, with odds of 1 in 103.

Hawaii motorists are least likely to hit a deer with their vehicles. Hawaii's odds are 1 in 6,801.

Nationwide, State Farm says client data show 1.23 million collisions between deer and vehicles between July 1, 2011, and June 30 1, 2012. That's up 7.7 percent from the previous one-year period.


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