1 elk causes 3 separate crashes on interstate in Colorado

An elk was killed and its body hit two more times by vehicles on a Colorado interstate on Friday.
An elk was killed and its physique hit two extra instances by autos on a Colorado interstate on Friday.(CDOT)

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV/Grey Information) – A collection of crashes involving an elk closed southbound I-25 south of Colorado Metropolis on Friday.

In line with the Colorado State Patrol, the primary crash was reported at 6:25 a.m. at mile marker 59 between Colorado Metropolis and Walsenburg when a automobile hit an elk. The individuals concerned within the first crash are anticipated to be OK.

The second crash occurred at 6:30 a.m. when one other automobile hit the corpse of the elk. The second automobile rolled, and one individual needed to be taken to the hospital by helicopter. The standing of that individual was not out there.

The third crash, additionally involving the corpse of the elk, occurred at about 6:45 a.m. The motive force was capable of go away the scene unhurt.

The freeway was closed for a time frame however has since reopened.

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