JACKSON TWP., Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – 372.

It’s not a number to brag about.

That’s how many deer-related vehicle accidents there have been in Stark County so far this year, and that’s the highest of any county in the state.

Commander of the Canton post of the State Highway Patrol Lt Leo Shirkey: with this advice if there’s suddenly a deer in the roadway.

Firmly apply the brakes and try to come to a stop.

And above all, don’t swerve.

Last week, 37-year-old Antoine Smith of Akron was killed on Route 21 in Lawrence Township when witnesses say he tried to avoid hitting a deer.