Idaho Falls Citizen Journalism

Authorities identified the man from Salmon, Idaho, who was killed by an airborne elk earlier this week.

Trevor Stenlund died Monday, Oct. 30, in Blackfoot Valley, Montana, after a vehicle hit an elk and sent it flying into his truck, Missoula County Sheriff’s Office says, according to KPAX.

The incident happened at approximately 7:15 p.m. A woman driving a Toyota Scion hit an elk on Highway 200 and sent the animal flying, Montana Highway Patrol says.


The elk landed on Stenlund’s Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck, which he was driving. The truck then went off the road and hit several embankments. Stenlund died on the scene.

The woman driving the Scion was taken to St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. She was not hurt in the incident.

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