The Ottumwa Courier


0530 OTT deer crossing color photo -T -M

Drivers are encouraged to keep a very keen eye on the roads to try and spot deer before accidents occur. According to Jefferson County Sheriff Greg Morton, there have been 22 reported accidents involving deer in Jefferson County during May alone. Wapello County Sheriff Mark Miller said while Wapello County hasn't seen quite that many reported accidents, deer crossing the roads are always concerning and drivers need to watch their speed and use their peripheral vision.

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