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As we continue into the deer hunting season, law enforcement would like to remind motorists about being more cautious and to look out for deer while traveling in the area.

 

942 motorists in Mecosta County were involved in deer/vehicle crashes in 2016.

 

Big Rapids and Green Township tied with the most deer/vehicle accidents last year with 118 a piece. Then Colfax Township and Mecosta Township at 82 and 75 accidents last year respectively.

 

Statewide, more than 45,000 Michigan motorists collided with deer in 2016.  Deer-vehicle crashes injured more than 1,200 people and killed 14 in 2016.


 

Here is a breakdown of deer/vehicle crashes in Mecosta County:

Big Rapids Twp

118

Green Twp

118

Colfax Twp

82

Mecosta Twp

75

Hinton Twp

55

Morton Twp

55

Wheatland Twp

55

Millbrook Twp

53

Austin Twp

48

Sheridan Twp

48

Chippewa Twp

43

Martiny Twp

42

Aetna Twp

39

Fork Twp

37

Deerfield Twp

32

Grant Twp

23

Big Rapids

15

Barryton

2

Mecosta

1

Morley

1


 

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