Nine reindeer died and three were seriously injured after a truck ran into them on the Ring Road at the turnoff to Vopnafjörður, East Iceland, last night. The driver escaped unharmed but the vehicle was badly damaged, mbl.is reports.
Of the three animals which were injured, two have since been put down.
The accident occurred at around 12:30 last night. Roads in the area are very slippery due to ice and snow.
Drivers were warned last month when the reindeer were crossing back and forth close to the town of Reyðarfjörður.