The agency said Ohio saw close to 21,000 vehicle collisions involving deer last year, which resulted in six deaths and more than 1,000 injuries. An unknown number of accidents involving deer also go unreported to law enforcement.
Counties with the highest number of reported deer-vehicle collisions were:
• Stark County: 558
• Richland County: 533
• Hamilton County: 524
• Clermont County: 470
• Lorain County: 470
The Department of Transportation is urging motorists to drive cautiously where deer-crossing signs are posted and to watch for deer around sunrise and sunset. The department said more than half of collisions occur between 5 p.m. and midnight.