29 March 2024: Near Tollgate, Oregon

Thousands of live salmon accidentally died when they were released into the wrong river in the U.S. state of Oregon. A truck carrying 102,000 of them crashed, causing the salmon to be thrown into the wrong river. The young Chinook, also known as King salmon, were being taken to the Imnaha River, where they are listed as threatened. Roughly 25,000 of the fish died during the crash and the wildlife employee behind the wheel suffered minor injuries. King salmon, which are often used in sushi or cooked with garlic and lemon, spend much of their life in the ocean but return to freshwater to spawn.