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FRISCO» Data from a Colorado Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion road kill sur­vey says driv­ers in Colorado killed nearly 7,000 wild an­i­mals last year, re­sult­ing in two hu­man deaths and al­most 400 in­juries.

The Sum­mit Daily News re­ports that rep­re­sents a roughly 50 per­cent in­crease in wildlife col­li­sions over the past four years.

Data shows the re­cent con­struc­tion of sev­eral wildlife cross­ings on Colorado 9 ap­pear to be work­ing. Since the Colorado Depart­ment of Trans­porta­tion com­pleted two over­passes and five un­der­passes on a 10-mile stretch of road, col­li­sions have de­creased by 87 per­cent.

Fed­eral, state and lo­cal of­fi­cials have iden­ti­fied other hot spots where they would like to build wildlife cross­ings, specif­i­cally on In­ter­state 70 east, Colorado 91 and Colorado 9.

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