- Associated Press - Thursday, July 16, 2015

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Flagstaff fire officials are reminding drivers to watch out for wandering wildlife at night after two elk were hit by separate vehicles near Flagstaff.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1V6HGlk) the driver of a dump trunk on Interstate 17 hit an elk Wednesday morning and rolled down an embankment. The driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Flagstaff Fire Department Capt. Kevin Wilson says about an hour earlier, officials responded to another area of I-17 where it appears a vehicle collided with an elk and a semi-truck hit the animal’s body.

There were no injuries, though a ruptured fuel line leaked gasoline onto the freeway.

Drivers are advised to be vigilant as wildlife tends to roam near highways and interstates at night and in the early morning.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Sun, http://www.azdailysun.com/

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