A semi truck driver reportedly struck a herd of pronghorn and left the scene, in response to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW).
The wildlife strike occurred on the morning of Tuesday, March 7, on U.S. 24 Freeway west of Limon, Colorado.
In keeping with CPW, a “semi truck hit and killed a herd of 14 pronghorn” amid fog and icy street situations.
“Scattered within the ditch had been bucks, does & yearlings,” the company mentioned in a social media submit.
CPW described the incident as a “hit and run.” The Colorado State Patrol confirmed to CBS Information that no accident report had been filed.
“Another excuse to SLOW DOWN in dangerous climate,” CPW identified.
Pronghorn are much like antelope and may attain speeds of 60 m.p.h.
Another excuse to SLOW DOWN in dangerous climate. @COParksWildlife Officer Ethan Pruitt responded right this moment to the scene of a hit-and-run on U.S. 24 Freeway west of Limon. A semi-truck hit and killed a herd of 14 pronghorn in fog & ice. Scattered within the ditch had been bucks, does & yearlings. pic.twitter.com/Nu9IJJkRwx
— CPW SE Area (@CPW_SE) March 7, 2023