State Farm Insurance has released new data showing that drivers in the Commonwealth have a one in 97 chance of a deer strike this year.
That ranks Virginia tenth in the nation, down one from last year’s ranking when the chances of a hitting a deer were one in 88.
Nationally the likelihood of drivers filing a claim for hitting a deer, elk, or moose is one in 169; that hasn’t changed since last year.
The chances more than double in October, November, and December. West Virginia is at the top of the list with a likelihood of one in 44.