Last year, there were 14 auto collisions involving a driver hitting a deer in Russell County.
October through December is the peak season for collisions involving deer, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, with the majority of deer-related accidents happening in these three months.
Neighboring Pulaski County had the most deer-related crashes last year with 84. Cumberland County had 18 deer-related crashes and Adair County had 16.
Neighboring Wayne County had 13 and Casey and Clinton County each had 9.
Across the state, 3,083 highway crashes involving deer were reported to police in 2022, with four of those being fatal.
Drivers are reminded to be aware of deer when traveling, particularly at dawn and dusk when deer are most active.