TOWNSHIP 1, RANGE 6 — Two people were injured when a van transporting blood to Bangor from a Presque Isle blood drive struck an 800-pound moose.

Police say the van was totaled and the cow moose died during the collision at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on Interstate 95 south just north of Medway. The moose ambled into the passing lane from the woods on the left side of the road.

The blood on board was not damaged and was transferred to another van for delivery.

Police tell the Bangor Daily News that the occupants of the van suffered minor injuries from a shattered windshield.

A calf was also spotted but was not hurt and was seen wandering back into the woods.

Augusta and Waterville news

Get news and events from your towns in your inbox every Friday.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.