Moose causes two separate car crashes on I-91 in St. Johnsbury

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ST. JOHNSBURY — Police responded to two crashes involving a moose in St. Johnsbury yesterday.

Authorities were notified of a single-vehicle crash involving a moose in the area of I-91 south at around 3:00 a.m.

While en route, police say they were notified of a secondary crash caused by the animal on the road.

According to the report, Todd Rivers, 51, of Sheffield, was traveling south on I-91 when a moose entered the road and was hit by the tractor-trailer.

Rivers continued straight along I-91 before coming to a stop.

The moose remained on the interstate in the right lane of travel.

Several minutes after the initial collision, Ryan Devaney, 39, of Andover, MA, veered in an attempt to avoid striking the animal but was unsuccessful.

Police say his vehicle flipped onto its side and slid along the road before coming to a position of uncontrolled rest in the right lane of travel.

No injuries were reported.

State Police were assisted on the scene by St. Johnsbury Fire Department and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.

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