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Cars killed almost 7,000 animals on Colorado highways in 2016, reports the Colorado Department of Transportation, a 50 percent jump over the past four years. Summit County and the Western Slope proved to be the most dangerous zones, particularly the summit side of Vail Pass and the Green Mountain Reservoir area. One possible solution: building wildlife overpasses and underpasses on the roads, as Grand County is currently doing.