Lawmakers, advocates look to implement Wildlife Corridors Act to make New Mexico roads safer | Local News

All the necessary ingredients were there to create the perfect — more specifically, perfectly horrifying — vehicle crash.

It was a dark winter night and the two elk were crossing NM 68 south of Taos, probably in search of food. That’s when Garrett VeneKlasen spotted the animals while driving his aging Lexus.

VeneKlasen had just enough time to veer out of line with the mother moose, but his vehicle clipped a calf weighing about 250 pounds. The collision killed the smaller moose and caused “significant” damage to the vehicle.

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