Four Bison Killed by Car in Grand Teton National Park

Four bison were killed in Grand Teton National Park after a car collided with them in early October.

According to the Casper Star Tribune, the accident occurred the night of October 2 on U.S. Highway 26/89/191 when a pickup truck struck one bison in the middle of the road, then rolled and struck three adjacent bison. All four reportedly died on the scene.

According to the Tribune, the night itself was foggy.

The National Park Service reports the woman driving the truck is a Casper resident; she sustained minor injuries. Her name has not been released.

According to Grand Teton spokesman Andrew White, she has not been issued a citation. That could change, however, if the driver is found to have been driving too fast under those conditions.

The speed limit in both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks is 45 mph.

Early August, a bull bison outside Wapiti, Wyoming was put down after being struck by a vehicle.

About Sean Reichard

Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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