Two elk in West Virginia killed in crash involving ambulance

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LOGAN COUNTY, WV (WOWK) – Two elk have been killed after being struck by ambulance in Logan County earlier this morning.

The accident happened approximately at 3 a.m.

According to an official with the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, an adult cow elk and calf were struck by an ambulance on Route 119 near Whitman.

No people were injured in the accident.

The adult cow elk was one of the original elk brought to repopulate the state in December 2016.

Officials say the young elk was one of three calves in West Virginia.

The accident brings the total amount of elk in the state to 22. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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