No major injuries after car hits elk on I-5

lpemberton@theolympian.comMay 25, 2014 

A car rolled over on Interstate 5 after hitting an elk early Sunday. All three occupants walked away from the scene, the state patrol reports.

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There were no major injuries after a car struck an elk early Sunday on Interstate 5 northbound at Milepost 88, according to the Washington State Patrol.

A semi-truck hit the elk in the far right lane, and threw it into the far left lane, according to WSP trooper Guy Gill. 

Then the car hit the elk, and dragged it for about 100 feet, he said. The car rolled over, but the driver and two passengers walked away, Gill said. 

He posted a photo of the overturned car on Twitter, with a note about the crash that included the words “Seatbelts work!” 

The collision was reported about 4:50 a.m., according to a State Patrol dispatcher. 

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