New SW Indiana I-69 section seeing many deer crashes

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Deer running onto southwestern Indiana's new section of Interstate 69 have been causing troubles since the highway opened last month.

State police Capt. David Bursten tells WIBC-FM that deer were involved with 24 of the 28 crashes recorded on the highway through last week.

State conservation officer Mike Kellner tells the Princeton Daily Clarion that deer live throughout the largely rural area known for its hilly and wooded terrain. Kellner says deer often chase each other during mating season and don't pay attention to vehicles or other dangers.

A 67-mile section of I-69 opened in mid-November from near Evansville at I-64 to near the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center southwest of Bloomington.

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