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Bull moose collision causes three-vehicle crash near Townsend

Posted at 12:21 PM, Nov 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-25 14:21:47-05

GREAT FALLS – A vehicle collision with a bull moose near Townsend caused a three-vehicle crash on Saturday evening.

The Broadwater County Sheriff’s Office reports authorities received a report that a Nissan pickup truck had hit a bull moose around 6:14 p.m. on U.S. Highway 12 near mile marker 74.

After the first deputy arrived on the scene, another vehicle traveling south slowed down and the car behind it rear-ended it. There were no reports of serious injuries.

The southbound lane of US Highway 12  was shut down temporarily. Emergency crews cleared the scene around 8 p.m.

The Sheriff’s Office said this is the second recent incident involving a moose and drivers are advised to be cautious in that area.