Moose Struck, Killed By SUV in Manchester

Friday, May 31, 2013  |  Updated 11:25 AM EDT
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Just before dawn a moose was struck and killed on I-384 in Manchester. The DEEP believes it is the same moose that was spotted in the area Thursday.

John Senecal

Just before dawn a moose was struck and killed on I-384 in Manchester. The DEEP believes it is the same moose that was spotted in the area Thursday.

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A moose was struck and killed by an SUV on Interstate 384 in Manchester just before exit 5 early Friday morning.

State police think the moose was the same one spotted in Vernon and Manchester on Thursday, but it was not tagged, so there is no way to know for sure.

On Thursday morning, Manchester police and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection spent hours searching for the moose, which had been wandering through a residential area.

The 6-foot-tall, 400-to-600-pound moose was spotted in the areas of Vernon Street and Overlook Drive in Manchester and police and DEEP were able to coax it into the woods.

Authorities believe it was the same moose that had been seen in Vernon around 5:30 a.m.Thursday.

The moose appeared to be young because it did not have antlers, according to wildlife experts. Officials think it was still learning to live on its own.

The driver of the car involved in the crash this morning was not injured.

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