Three vehicles strike elk herd crossing highway 12 near Elma

Elk crossing Highway 12 caused a 3-car accident and blocked traffic near Keys Road in Satsop last night. The Washington State Patrol reports no injuries. A large herd was crossing the highway when two cars from the West, and one from the Eastbound lanes struck elk in the herd just before 9 Monday night. Westbound lanes were partially blocked for about an hour, while Eastbound lanes were fully blocked, and reopened after more than 2 hours. A 48 year old Aberdeen man, a 25 year old Aberdeen woman, and a 39 year old Virginia woman were in 3 separate vehicles, one of which was totaled, the other two were towed from the scene.