Elephant dies on Spanish motorway as circus truck crashes
Crane used to winch other elephants who wandered loose on Pozo Canada road
One elephant died and two others were injured when a circus truck carrying five of the animals crashed in southeastern Spain on Monday, authorities said.
Civil Guard police tweeted a photo of a uniformed official standing in front of two of the roving animals, and wrote:
“Our Albacete traffic comrades today, attending to some elephants who were victims of an accident in Pozo Canada (unfortunately one of the pachyderms died).”
The head of the government’s traffic department, Gregorio Serrano, said on Twitter that early indications suggested the truck had overturned as it tried to overtake another vehicle.