Car and deer crashes increase in fall

Drivers are being asked to pay close attention for deer trying to cross area roads.

Deer are especially active this time of year during their mating season.

Authorities say many crashes with deer happen at dusk or after dark.

Drivers are reminded to be aware of sudden movements they may see on the side of the road.

If you do see a deer along a road, don’t try to quickly drive around the deer.

“During this season, you want to pay attention to the deer signs, you’ll see a yellow diamond sign that shows a picture of a deer, that says that there’s a lot of deer traffic in that area, you’ll want to pay attention there,” said Deputy Cody Bernhardt of the La Crosse County Sheriff Department.

Since September 1st, the La Crosse County Sheriff’s department has responded to 31 car versus deer crashes.