• Moose killed when struck by SUV on Mass. Pike

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    WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — State police say an SUV struck a moose on the Massachusetts Turnpike, killing the animal and severely damaging the vehicle.

    The driver was not seriously hurt.

    Police tell The Republican (http://bit.ly/15U3jxF ) that a Nissan Pathfinder collided with the moose in the eastbound lanes of the highway near the Russell-Blandford town line at about 3 a.m. Monday.

    Police say the moose died on impact and had to be removed from the roadway with a bucket loader.

    The Pathfinder was towed from the scene.

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    Information from: The Springfield (Mass.) Republican, http://www.masslive.com/news/

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