Oregon State Police Respond to Highway Accident Involving A Vehicle Crashing Into 13 Elk


Every now and then, we hear about a story and just wonder how did that even happen? This is one of those times.

Oregon State Police and Washington County Sheriff’s office responded to a crash scene on Highway 26, with initial reports saying a vehicle had struck approximately 11 elk.

When officers arrived, there were 13 elk that had been hit by at least one, possibly more, vehicles.

According to the Facebook post, half of the elk were killed on scene, while the others were put down for humanitarian reasons. Troopers were doing their best to try and salvage the meat, and were distributing it to three different locations.

The driver who struck all 13 elk was surprisingly not injured.

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