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Deer crash deaths drop for third straight year
Reason for drop is still a mystery to insurance companies
by WKSU's STATEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT BILL COHEN


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Bill Cohen
 
In The Region:
There’s a bit of good news on Ohio’s highways. Public safety officials report that last year, the number of collisions involving deer and motor vehicles dropped by another 2.2 per cent. It's the third straight year the number has dropped....but Mitch Wilson with the Ohio Insurance Institute tells Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen that the REASON for the short-term trend is a puzzle.
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“As far as the reason why, [we] have no idea.  Sometimes they go up, sometimes they go down.  Wildlife officials no longer give a statewide herd estimate.”

While the number of crashes involving deer and motor vehicles on Ohio highways dropped, the number of human fatalities was up. Seven people died last year in those crashes…an increase from the four deaths that were reported both in 2009 and 2010.
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