Several elk hit by train in southeastern Idaho

Cropped Photo: Courtesy USDA

DINGLE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Department of Fish and Game officials say 11 elk were killed in a collision with a train in rural Bear Lake County on Sunday.

Two elk were badly injured and had to be put down by the Fish and Game officers who responded to the scene.

Officials say the salvageable meat was distributed to members of the community.

Earlier this month about 64 pronghorn died after a collision with a train north of Hamer in eastern Idaho.