A cow moose and her two calves were killed Tuesday morning in collisions with vehicles on the Glenn Highway. It was the first of three separate crashes the department responded to in the area during the morning commute.


The first collision occurred at 5:50 a.m. when the moose were attempting to cross the Glenn Highway. The cow was killed by an inbound driver, while the calves were killed by two separate outbound motorists. The incident caused lane closures in the inbound and outbound lanes, as crews worked to remove the moose.


APD said none of the motorists were injured. The scene was cleared by 8:15 a.m.


The second incident was reported at 6:42 a.m. after five vehicles headed inbound collided beneath the South Eagle River overpass. Three vehicles were disabled, one person was transported to the hospital and three drivers were cited for driving too closely. All lanes of traffic were flowing as usual by 8:30 a.m.


The third incident was a minor collision between two vehicles on the inbound lanes, just before the moose collision area.


APD issued the following statement in response to all three incidents:


“These collisions serve as a reminder for motorists to slow down, be aware of other slowing traffic near you, and increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.”