Stalling vehicle hauling elephants blocks road

Truck hauling four elephants blocks one lane of U-S 69 north of Eufaula.Troopers say that one outside lane of ...

Posted: Jan 25, 2018 1:59 PM
Updated: Jan 25, 2018 1:59 PM

Truck hauling four elephants blocks one lane of U-S 69 north of Eufaula.

Troopers say that one outside lane of U.S. 69 approximately four miles north of Eufaula is blocked.

A local veterinary office is on scene to transport the elephants and a wrecker service is on scene providing assistance with the vehicle. The outside lane will be shut-down while the elephants are transferred to the secondary trailer.

Troopers say the truck that broke down is being towed from just off the lake bridge in Eufaula.

One semi had the bottom fall out and sparked, causing a grass fire.

That grass fire has been extinguished.

Troopers say the truck was going from Hugo, Okla. to Iowa.

2 Works For You learned that the elephants were re-loaded in another semi and now are being transported to a veterinary clinic in Checotah.

PETA issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon:

The record shows that elephants from this circus were beaten into performing tricks and giving rides, chained up inside cramped trailers, and hauled across the country, putting their lives at risk. This abuse is rampant in the circus industry, which has seen circus trains crash, animals trapped inside overturned trailers, elephants used as living carjacks, tigers left without water, and a tiger shot after escaping at a truck stop. Because of this notorious circus's total disregard for animals' well-being, PETA urges everyone to stay away from acts and exhibitions that put exotic animals on display-and risk their lives on the road.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 11851

Reported Deaths: 232
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah282472
Marion183153
Washington181520
Umatilla9877
Clackamas95527
Union3692
Lincoln3615
Malheur3021
Lane2943
Deschutes2520
Yamhill1949
Jackson1780
Linn17410
Polk17312
Jefferson1630
Morrow1381
Klamath1351
Wasco1161
Benton1126
Hood River1040
Douglas600
Josephine571
Clatsop550
Coos540
Columbia480
Lake240
Crook181
Tillamook160
Wallowa140
Baker110
Curry90
Sherman40
Harney20
Gilliam10
Grant10
Unassigned00
Wheeler00
Eugene
Few Clouds
61° wxIcon
Hi: 79° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 61°
Corvallis
Clear
62° wxIcon
Hi: 78° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 62°
Roseburg
Clear
71° wxIcon
Hi: 82° Lo: 56°
Feels Like: 71°
North Bend
Clear
58° wxIcon
Hi: 69° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 58°
KEZI Radar
KEZI Temperatures
KEZI Planner

LATEST FORECAST

Community Events