Elk responsible for 2 rollover crashes overnight on I-90, trooper says

Elk responsible for 2 rollover crashes overnight on I-90, trooper says
Photo courtesy: WSP Trooper Brian Moore

Troopers are urging drivers to watch out for elk on Interstate 90.

Elk were responsible for two separate rollover crashes overnight on Interstate 90 near Cle Elum, according to Washington State Trooper Brian Moore.

“Elk are still in their winter range near I-90 & have not moved into higher elevations,” Moore wrote on Twitter.

WATCH FOR ELK! 2 separate rollover collisions last night on I-90 near Cle Elum involving elk closed EB I-90 for about 4hrs (1am-5am). Elk are still in their winter range near I-90 & have not moved into higher elevations. Reduce speed & use caution from Cle Elum to Vantage #BeSafe pic.twitter.com/Tng7YhdgRi

— Trooper Brian Moore (@wspd6pio) May 1, 2018

He said drivers should reduce speeds and use caution while commuting from Cle Elum to Vantage.

KOMO reports three people were injured in one of the crashes.