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Moose dies after being hit by three vehicles

April 21, 2008
Mike Lynch, News Outdoor Writer
SARANAC LAKE — A moose was killed after being struck by three vehicles on state Route 3 in Vermontville Friday.

Lowville resident Cynthia Ramsay, 48, was driving eastbound on Sugarbush Hill at about 9 p.m. when she struck the animal with her Nissan Sentra, state police in Ray Brook said.

The two-year-old moose, estimated to be 500 to 600 pounds, fell onto the hood and eventually landed in the westbound lane, where it was struck again.

This time it was hit by a Chevrolet van from Sunmount in Tupper Lake driven by 38-year-old Morris Wells.

Motorcyclist Mark Trudeau, 23, of Saranac Lake, was the third driver to hit the moose.

Emergency personnel transported Trudeau and Ramsay to Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

Trudeau suffered cuts and abrasions, while Ramsey was taken in for an evaluation, state police said.

Both were treated and released, according to AMC spokesman Joe Riccio.

The moose died as a result of injuries suffered in the accidents.

Environmental conservation officers from the state Department of Environmental Conservation responded to the scene “to secure” the moose.


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