(KFVS) - According to claims data from State Farm, Illinois is ranked 32nd in the list of states where a driver is most likely to hit a deer.
While Illinois is ranked 32nd, West Virginia tops the list for the fifth year in a row. Iowa is second, followed by South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Montana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wyoming. According to State Farm, the state least likely to have deer-car collisions is Hawaii.
According to the data collected by the insurance company, the number of deer-car collisions in the U.S. has dropped. Using claims data, they estimate 1.09 million collisions between deer and car occurred in the U.S. between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. State Farm says this is 9 percent less than three years ago and 7 percent less than one year ago.
The data shows that a deer-car collision is most likely to happen in November, the heart of deer migration and mating season.