Moose Killed On Interstate 84 In Southington

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(Courtesy Megan Rourke)

(Courtesy Megan Rourke)

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A moose has died after being struck by a tractor-trailer on Interstate 84 in Southington.

Dennis Schain, a spokesman for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, says the young female moose was hit at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday on the eastbound side of the interstate.

It’s the first moose death on Connecticut highway this year. Schain says there are about 100 of the animals living in the state.

The accident came a day after the state warned motorists that a moose had been sighted near the highway on the Cheshire-Waterbury line.

Schain says officials don’t know if that was the same moose.

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