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Hawaii drivers least likely to hit deer

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For the ninth consecutive year, Hawaii drivers have been found least-likely to hit a deer while on the road.

An annual study by insurance company State Farm found that the odds of a Hawaii driver hitting a deer are 1 in 8,765, a significant change from the 2014 study when the odds were 1 in 10,281.

State Farm’s 2014 report said Hawaii drivers were three times more likely to get struck by lightning in their lifetime, than they were to hit a deer through the course of the year.

Nationally the average odds for 2015 were 1 in 169, but for West Virginia, which has topped the list for nine years, the odds of a driver hitting a deer, elk or moose are 1 in 44.

Other states with the highest likelihood of such insurance claims are second-ranked Montana, No. 3, Iowa; No. 4, Pennsylvania, and No. 5, S. Dakota, with odds of 1 in 73, which is 12.3 percent  more likely than a year ago.

In 2013, 191 traffic deaths resulted from collisions with animals, primarily deer, State Farm said, in a statement. 

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