• November 1st, 2011

An extended family of 10 was traveling from Chicago to New Jersey when their minivan hit a deer on the Indiana Toll Road and then stopped or slowed, authorities said. The van was then hit by a semitrailer going about 65 mph. Seven members of the family — three adults and for children — died in the crash. Three others were hospitalized

The crash underscored an ongoing problem: The most dangerous animal in North America isn’t the bear or the shark, but may well be deer, and the deadliest time of year is fall. On average, more collisions between cars and deer occur in November than in any other month, according to State Farm Insurance