On Monday, May 10th in the early morning hours, a resident noticed a downed elk approximately 50 yards off the roadway on Bear Valley Road near the baseball fields. The resident notified the BVSA Rangers, who then notified the Bear Valley Police Department. The deceased elk had injuries consistent with being struck by a vehicle. An officer searched the area for evidence and located skid marks on the roadway which may have been the point of impact.
Today, officers spoke to a resident who witnessed the incident. At this time, we believe the hit-and-run vehicle to be a late model white pickup truck which likely has significant body damage to its right front grill/fender. Investigation of this case is ongoing.