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Deer collisions increase through December

Friday, October 19, 2012by  Jon Osterberg

A 31-year-old Yakima man was seriously injured Oct. 17 when his van struck an elk on Interstate 90 three miles east of Cle Elum.
     Drivers, beware of deer and elk on Northwest highways now through December, particularly around dawn and from sunset to midnight. Our antlered friends are less wary of cars because it’s breeding and migrating season, and they have other things on their minds. Use high beams on rural roads, and if you see one deer, expect more. Studies on the effectiveness of “deer whistles” are inconclusive. Read more tips on how to avoid a crash with deer.

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