Lawmakers and advocates look to implement the Wildlife Corridors Act to make New Mexico roads safer | local news

All the components needed to create the perfect car crash have been put in place – more accurately, totally horrific.

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

VenKlasen had enough time to break out of the mother elk’s line, but his car wiped out nearly 250 pounds of calf. The collision killed the young deer and caused “significant” damage to the vehicle.

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