A tractor trailer truck struck and killed a moose walking on Interstate 84 eastbound Sunday morning.
That is the first moose that has been killed on a Connecticut roadway this year as far as the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is aware, according to a news release.
The truck collided with a small female moose between Exit 31 in Bristol and 32 in Southington at about 4:30 a.m., DEEP said.
The accident was reported to State Police at Troop H in Hartford. The state Department of Transportation removed the moose from the crash site.
DEEP said that "it is not possible to say with absolute certainty" that the moose killed was the same one spotted near I-84 in Cheshire a day ago.
According to DEEP, the state agency often donates "remains of suitable animals" to Hunters for the Hungry and "other organization that help feed people in need" if possible, but DEEP said that it wasn't an option in this case.
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