These Michigan counties had the most deer-related crashes last year

Oakland County tops list

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OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – There were 53,464 deer-related crashes in Michigan last year, according to the Office of Highway Safety Planning.

Oakland County had the highest number of these crashes, with 1,851 documented crashes.

According to the OHSA, deer-related crashes include any crash where a deer contributed to the incident. It doesn’t necessarily mean a deer and vehicle came in contact with each other.

Such crashes injured 1,335 people and killed 14 people. November had the highest rate of crashes -- 9,353.

Counties with the most deer-related crashes:

  1. Oakland County -- 1,851
  2. Kent County -- 1,837
  3. Jackson County -- 1,537
  4. Lapeer County -- 1,275
  5. Ottawa County -- 1,267
  6. Allegan County -- 1,160
  7. Genesee County -- 1,136
  8. Calhoun County -- 1,104
  9. Clinton County -- 1,103
  10. Isabella County -- 1,094