- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Highway Patrol is urging motorists to be on the lookout for deer.

Officials say fall is the worst time for deer-related crashes because it’s the start of deer mating and hunting season.

THP Col. Tracy Trott says drivers should watch for deer on or around the roadways, especially at dawn or after sunset.

There were 6,429 deer-related crashes in Tennessee last year, a 3.9 percent increase from the previous year.

Last year’s deer-related traffic incidents included 6,122 property damage crashes, 306 wrecks with injury and one vehicular fatality.

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