West Virginia lost two members of its recently reintroduced elk herd after a cow and a calf crossed a highway median and were struck and killed by an ambulance struck. It happened in the western part of the state during the overnight hours south of Logan.
“We anticipated that potential. It’s one of those unavoidable things if we’re going to restore elk in West Virginia,” Randy Kelley, Division of Natural Resources wildlife biologist, told the Charleston Gazette-Mail.
The cow was part of the restoration effort and its calf was born earlier this spring.
No patients were in the ambulance and the workers inside were not hurt.
(Photo source: WSAV-TV)