Elk Killed in Monday Morning Crash on State Route 240 in Benton County
Two elk were killed and two people were injured in an early Monday morning crash.
According to a tweet by Washington State Patrol Trooper Chris Thorson:
WSP investigated a one vehicle vs. two elk, minor injury collision on SR 240 near MP 22 in Benton County. The elk were loaded onto a trailer and will be able to be salvaged. Be cautious during dawn and dusk times while driving remote roads.
Two people were taken to an area hospital for their injuries.
This is the second report of a vehicle vs. elk collision recently in the Tri-Cities area.
Please be aware of wildlife, especially when traveling in rural areas late at night or in the early morning.
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