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13 bison were killed successful a roadworthy mishap adjacent Yellowstone National Park The bison were deed by a semi truck. In the wintertime months, bison volition determination toward paved roads to marque their question easier.

January 2, 20235:31 AM ET

Bison roam extracurricular Yellowstone National Park successful Gardiner, Mont., connected March 17, 2011. Thirteen bison were killed oregon had to beryllium euthanized aft their herd was struck by a semi-truck progressive successful an mishap with 2 different vehicles connected a acheronian Montana road conscionable extracurricular Yellowstone National Park, authorities said Friday, Dec. 30, 2022. Janie Osborne/AP hide caption

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Bison roam extracurricular Yellowstone National Park successful Gardiner, Mont., connected March 17, 2011. Thirteen bison were killed oregon had to beryllium euthanized aft their herd was struck by a semi-truck progressive successful an mishap with 2 different vehicles connected a acheronian Montana road conscionable extracurricular Yellowstone National Park, authorities said Friday, Dec. 30, 2022.

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Thirteen bison were killed adjacent Yellowstone National Park aft being struck by a semi-truck, constabulary said Saturday.

The mishap happened past Wednesday astatine mile marker 4 connected U.S. Highway 191, betwixt West Yellowstone, Montana, and Highway 287. The bison were initially thought to person been deed by some the semi and 2 rider vehicles, but constabulary aboriginal said the rider vehicles were progressive successful a secondary collision, the West Yellowstone Police Department said.

Some of the bison had to beryllium euthanized owed to their injuries.

"We woody with wildlife being struck and killed connected the roadways successful our country connected a regular ground owed to the abundance of wildlife successful our country and our adjacent proximity to Yellowstone National Park," constabulary said. "We are ever saddened by immoderate of these incidents, peculiarly erstwhile truthful galore animals are lost."

The bison successful the country often determination toward paved roads during the wintertime clip arsenic the conditions marque it easier for them to travel. Police urged travelers to dilatory down successful accordance with roadworthy and upwind conditions.

"Although velocity whitethorn not needfully person been a origin successful this accident, roadworthy conditions astatine the clip would dictate traveling beneath the posted velocity limit," constabulary said.

The Montana Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

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