Last week, a semi-truck slammed into a herd of bison near Yellowstone National Park. According to the West Yellowstone Police Department, a total of 13 bison died in the tragic incident.
According to a news release from the authorities, the truck hit the herd around 6:30 p.m., near mile marker 4 on Highway 191. Some of the bison had to be euthanized due to the severity of their injuries.
The police stated that the bison are often found near paved roads and snowmobile trails during the winter months because it is easier for them to travel, and they urged drivers to slow down and “drive appropriately” for road and weather conditions.
“Although speed may not necessarily have been a factor in this accident, road conditions at the time would dictate traveling below the posted speed limit,” police said.
Montana Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
(Stock image of bison via Pixabay)