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Bear killed on highway

July 8, 2018

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Officials say a bear has been struck and killed by a vehicle in Connecticut.

The New Haven Register reports an 80-pound bear was hit on Interstate 84 in Newtown on Saturday.

A spokesman for the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental protection says the body of the bear will be taken to the agency’s Wildlife Division for an autopsy.

No information is available on whether the collision with the bear resulted in any injuries to the driver or passengers in the vehicle. The official says bear strikes are common, and occur 50 to 60 times a year in the state.

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Information from: New Haven Register, http://www.nhregister.com

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