SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An animal rights activist's request to install a roadside memorial at the site where hundreds of turkeys died in a Utah truck crash has been denied.
The Utah Department of Transportation on Friday rejected the request made by Amy Meyer of Salt Lake City on behalf of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, saying it didn't meet the agency's policy standards.
The memorials allow grieving families to memorialize loved ones who die in highway crashes.
Nearly 700 turkeys destined for the deep freeze met their fate early by drowning in Deer Creek Reservoir Thursday morning after a semi-truck hauling them missed a curve on Provo Canyon highway. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has details.