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Originally published January 14, 2014 at 5:21 AM | Page modified January 14, 2014 at 12:33 PM

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7 elk killed on highway in Grays Harbor County

Two pickups and an SUV plowed into a herd of elk trying to cross Highway 12 at Satsop in Grays Harbor County, killing seven of the animals.


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SATSOP -- Two pickups and an SUV plowed into a herd of elk trying to cross Highway 12 at Satsop in Grays Harbor County, killing seven of the animals.

The Washington State Patrol says no people were injured in the collision at 9 p.m. Monday but all three vehicles had to be towed away.

Trooper Russ Winger says the number of elk killed at one time was unusual.

State Fish and Wildlife spokesman Craig Bartlett says two wildlife agents euthanized seven injured animals.

All were elk cows weighing about 500 pounds each. The carcasses were donated to area Indian tribes.

Bartlett says a herd of 75 to 100 elk roams the area but it's unknown how many were on the highway at the time.



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