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Dozens of car versus deer crashes recorded in October

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GRANT COUNTY, WISCONSIN (KWWL) -- So far in October, the Grant County Sheriff's Department has already recorded and investigated 67 vehicle vs. deer crashes.

On Wednesday morning alone, between 5 and 7 a.m., the Department investigated six such crashes.

The Department notes the month total is not an unusually high number, but it serves as a reminder for people driving rural roads.

Officials say patterns indicate most accidents involving deer happen between 5 p.m. and midnight and 5 a.m. to 7 a.m.

Department of Transportation records show in 2007 14 people died in fatal accidents involving deer.  In Wisconsin, deer are the third most commonly struck object.

Online Reporter:  Jamie Grey

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