Westbound traffic on Interstate 80 at Parleys Summit Monday morning was slowed by Utah Highway Patrol troopers who tracked and shot an injured moose on the loose.
The animal was believed to have been hit by a vehicle about 7 a.m. and was spotted wandering on the freeway shortly thereafter. It took troopers about an hour to find the moose.
"It was injured badly and posing a hazard to traffic so the troopers had to put it down," said UHP CPl. Todd Johnson.