Number of car-deer crashes increases in Ingham County

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The number of car-deer crashes in Ingham County rose last year, despite an overall decrease in crashes across the state.

A report released today shows just under 1,100 drivers reported hitting a deer in Ingham County in 2016.

That's a small increase from 2015.

Jackson County saw more than 1,200 crashes, with just under a thousand reported in Eaton County.

More than 46,000 crashes were reported statewide last year, which is about 200 less than in 2015.