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Moose killed in Spokane Valley after vehicle collision

A crew prepares to load the carcass of a moose into a truck outside the Spokane Valley Mall. The moose was injured in a collision with a car and was severely injured. A police officer shot the animal and the meat will be donated to the Union Gospel Mission. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
A crew prepares to load the carcass of a moose into a truck outside the Spokane Valley Mall. The moose was injured in a collision with a car and was severely injured. A police officer shot the animal and the meat will be donated to the Union Gospel Mission. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

WILDLIFE — A moose was killed by law enforcement officers after being severely injured in a collision with a car early this morning near the Spokane Valley Mall.

The moose — described by wildlife officials as a yearling — was hit by a large sport utility vehicle in the area near Evergreen Road and Indiana Avenue. The driver was not injured.

A police officer shot the animal and the meat will be donated to the Union Gospel Mission.




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