Deer Vehicle Collision Hotspots Identified

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The Ohio Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to beware of deer. ODOT just released its safety study identifying high-risk areas for deer-related collisions.

In ODOT’s District 10, which is made up of 9 counties in southeast Ohio, the areas that saw the most crashes are in Athens County. According to the report, there are two stretches of US 50 that each saw 9 deer vehicle collisions last year.

The first 2 mile stretch of road is on US 50 between Buckley Run Road and SR 329; the other is between US 33 and Harmony Road.

But overall, the counties in southeastern Ohio paled in comparison to the number of other deer crashes in other parts of the state. The ODOT report included the top-10 counties with deer crash hotspots in 2014.

Stark County lead the state with 514 crashes; there were 510 in Lorain County, 503 in Richland, 481 in Clermont, and 434 in Hamilton County. You can see the rest of the list for hotspot crash locations here.