Area motorists beware: Deer are on the loose.
Local law-enforcement officials responded to a number of vehicle-deer crashes on Friday.
At 7:36 a.m. Friday, a vehicle-deer accident was reported at Peru Center Road and Ohio 113 near Monroeville.
At 8:24 a.m., another vehicle-deer accident occurred on Butler Road near Wakeman.
Later at 3:50 p.m. a third deer-vehicle crash occurred on Ohio 61 near Willard.
At 6:41 p.m., a vehicle-deer crash was reported on Mills Road near Plymouth. Neither the driver nor the passenger was injured and the involved person was given the deer.
At 8:24 p.m., An accident was reported where the driver's vehicle struck "an animal of some type" on Butler Road near New London.
At 9:09 p.m., another deer-car crash took place on Ohio 113 near Bellevue.
At 11:16 p.m., yet another vehicle-deer crash was reported, this time on Bullhead Road near Willard.
In the Norwalk city limits, earlier Friday at 7:45 a.m., David W. Deehr, 66, of 21 Milan Manor Drive, Milan, was operating a 2010 Ford Flex that struck a deer at the intersection of U.S. 250 and Elm Street.