Responding Maine Tanker Truck Hits Moose

North Lakes firefighters called to the scene of a collision between a van and a moose Thursday night struck and killed another moose while responding, according to The Bangor Daily News.

Firefighter Stephen Belanger was driving the North department's 1979 International tanker truck when a moose ran onto Route 161 about a mile from the first crash, Trooper Todd Stetson told the newspaper.

He tried to avoid the moose, but could not and struck and killed the animal.

Belanger and Firefighter Ben Pelletier were not injured in the crash.

The tanker truck sustained heavy damage to its front end and had to be towed from the scene.