Two elk killed in Highway 82 accident

By Andre Salvail

ASPEN — A Thursday morning accident in the eastbound lane of Highway 82 in the Shale Bluffs area led to nearly three hours of problems for motorists traveling upvalley. The accident occurred at about 6:50 a.m. when one or more vehicles hit two elk near mile marker 35, according to the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office. Another vehicle then rear-ended a vehicle that hit the elk, the Sheriff’s Office said. The elk died shortly after being struck, authorities said. Both eastbound lanes were closed and traffic was halted to allow emergency vehicles and personnel to get to the scene. A passenger …

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