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Deer collisions biggest hazard for holiday travelers this year

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) — Clear, dry roads made for some smooth holiday travel this year, but there’s one hazard that’s always lurking this time of the year; deer.

On average, one in 69 Iowa drivers will hit a deer on the roads, according to a State Farm report last year.

Trent Thompson, operations manager for Bob Mickey Collision Center, said it’s always something to look out for.

“It’s been a normal year for deer hits.  It was a little bit later in the season that we saw our influx of deer hits because of the rain,” said Thompson.

Ashley Neighbor

Reporter, Cedar Rapids

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