Dead steer caused traffic tie-up in west Phoenix

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(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

Eastbound Van Buren Street was closed at 41st Avenue for a time Friday morning because of a dead steer in the roadway.

The animal apparently wandered away from home and was hit by a vehicle.

[MAP: 41st Avenue and Van Buren Street]

The driver who hit the steer was not injured in the collision and remained at the scene.

The Phoenix Police Department diverted eastbound traffic at 41st Avenue until the carcass could be moved out of the roadway.

It is not known to whom the steer belonged.

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