Two moose killed by the same truck in Fairbanks area

Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2002

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Jim Remington wasn't seeing double when his pickup truck struck a moose as he drove around Fairbanks. That's because he hit two moose.

Remington was driving with his girlfriend Sherry Steffens, their two children and the family dog Sunday night when one moose crossed in front of the truck on Farmers Loop north of the city.

Almost immediately the truck hit the other moose.

The animals were apparently chasing each other when the accident occurred, Alaska State Troopers said.

One of the animals died in the crash and the other was hurt, so troopers had to shoot it.

The double collision caused $8,000 in damage to the truck. And though glass flew into the truck cab and family members suffered minor cuts, no one was seriously injured.

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