Winter Season Means Rise in Deer-Related Collisions

Winter Season Means Rise in Deer-Related Collisions

By Jordan Williams, FOX 2 Now
Dec. 8, 2022

Mating season for deer means the mammals will be erratic, moving around more, and they could find themselves on highways. 

Three people in Missouri were killed in an animal-related collision Dec. 3. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the driver swerved out of the way of an animal and ended up hitting a tree. The driver, 20-year-old Audrey Smith of Bridgeton; 20-year-old Andrew Marzuco of Ste. Genevieve; and 19-year-old Mallory Carter of Brighton, IL, were pronounced dead at the scene. 

“It’s gotten cold, so we are seeing more animal strikes,” said Jason Stumpf, manager at Complete Auto Body Care and Repair

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