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Elk Killed in Monday Morning Crash on State Route 240 in Benton County

WSP Trooper Chris Thorson-Twitter
WSP Trooper Chris Thorson-Twitter

Two elk were killed and two people were injured in an early Monday morning crash.

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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.

WSP Trooper Chris Thorson-Twitter
WSP Trooper Chris Thorson-Twitter

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.

You can read more from our Tri-City Herald news partners here.

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