An estimated 500,000 to 1 million moose live in Canada.
Saturday night about 1:40 am, one of them wandered onto a Canadian highway and crashed into a red C6 Corvette, killing the two occupants in the car.
The two victims, a man 58 years old and a woman 53, have not been identified, other than their hometown of Donnacona, Quebec.
After the collision with the moose, the Corvette continued rolling, crossing the median and the northbound lane and entering a ditch. Eventually, the car flipped over onto its roof after hitting a stone wall 150 feet away. The victims had to be removed from the car with the Jaws of Life.
Photos of the crash scene show what appears to be skid marks, but news reports say that it was actually fluid from the car’s braking system.
The accident happened in the Laurentides wildlife park, a wildlife reserve between Quebec City and the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada. The reserve has more than 2,000 lakes and is known by outdoor enthusiasts for hunting and fishing.
Protective fencing had been installed in an attempt to limit the number of moose in the road, but the accident happened in an area without a fence.
A male moose can grow as tall as nearly 7 feet at the shoulder and weigh between 800 to 1,500 pounds.