BUTLER COUNTY, Ala. (BRPROUD) – A Destrehan woman was killed Wednesday after the car she was driving struck a deer in Alabama.
The crash happened around 4 a.m. on Interstate 65 and took the life of 51-year-old Lilian Diaz.
After striking the deer, Diaz’s 2008 Toyota Corolla left the roadway and hit a tree. Diaz was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash happened near mile marker 107, approximately seven miles south of Georgiana in Butler County, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.
The investigation into this single-vehicle accident remains ongoing.
According to StateFarm, Alabama is among the states where drivers face a high risk of collision with an animal, with odds of a 1 in 88 chance. According to the insurance company’s annual analysis, the latest data available shows U.S. drivers on average have a 1 in 109 chance of a collision with an animal.