Posted: Jan 18, 2013 1:16 PM by MTN News
Updated: Jan 18, 2013 1:17 PM
NEAR JEFFERSON CITY - Several elk were killed after being struck by at least one and possibly two vehicles between Helena and Boulder on Friday morning.
The collision was reported at about 7:30 a.m. near mile marker 176 of I-15.
Emergency crews responded to the scene; we do not yet know if any people were injured in the collision.
A crew from the MT Department of Transportation was dispatched to clear the elk carcasses.
Mike Gage shared these photos with us, and tells us that a southbound vehicle crashed into four of the elk, and another vehicle heading north collided with two other elk.
The Montana Highway Patrol has not yet confirmed any details of the incident; we will update you as we we learn more.