Moose causes four-car pile up on Route 101 in Auburn
AUBURN — A moose standing in the middle of Route 101 caused a four-vehicle crash early Thursday morning, injuring two people and shutting part of the road for an hour.
Madgalie Wakefield, 58, of Candia, was driving a Volkswagen Beetle east on Route 101 around 12:50 a.m. when she smashed into the moose. The moose remained in the left travel lane, and Wakefield's car halted in the center median.
Wakefield was later transported to Elliot Hospital for minor injuries.
Eli Corson, 22, of Exeter, was driving a Ford F-150 and also hit the moose that was lying in the road. Corson was not injured and was able to pull over to the right side of the road.
Marcos Freitas, 62, of Manchester, driving a Honda Civic, attempted to avoid the moose in the left lane but he ended up hitting both Corson and the guardrail on the right side of the road.
Freitas also suffered minor injuries and was transported to Elliot Hospital.
Christopher Aikens, 33 of Antrim, then struck the moose while driving a Freightliner tractor trailer. Aikens was uninjured.
Route 101 eastbound was temporarily closed while troopers investigated and the cars and moose were removed from the road.