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State No. 2 in deaths from car-animal crashes

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Wisconsin has the nation's second-highest number of deaths in vehicle crashes with deer and other animals over the last 15 years.

The Highway Loss Data Institute said 123 people were killed in animal-vehicle mishaps in the Badger State since 1993.

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Only Texas had more deaths, with 227.

Last year alone, 223 people died nationally in vehicle-animal crashes.

The institute blames urban sprawl as growing suburbs overtake traditional deer habitat.

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