FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The number of wild animals killed by vehicles is on the rise in Colorado.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife says vehicles killed more than 4,600 deer on Colorado highways last year. That’s up from fewer than 3,000 in 2013.

The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports 425 animals were killed by vehicles in the Denver metro area last year, up from 338 the year before.

Southwest and northwest Colorado had the most road kill last year, accounting for 60 percent of the 6,900 animals killed statewide.

Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan,

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