Deer crossing road

A deer crosses the road in front of a car. Missouri now ranks 14th in the country for potential animal collisions.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri has creeped up a notch in state rankings for deer collisions. According to a report from State Farm Insurance, the Show-Me State now ranks 14th in the country for potential animal collisions — up from number 15 last year — with a 1 in 74 chance of hitting an animal while driving.

The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds motorists that there are several options that can be taken when a deer/vehicle collision results in the death of the animal.

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