- Associated Press - Thursday, September 3, 2015

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. (AP) - A vehicle fatally struck a bear on Interstate 5 in southern Oregon.

A passing motorist reported seeing the dead animal near Central Point early Thursday. The Medford Mail Tribune reports (https://is.gd/ENhuLT ) the Oregon Department of Transportation used a special lift truck to clear the carcass at about 7 a.m.

The driver who hit the bear did not remain at the scene. An ODOT spokesman says crews appreciate notice when large animals are struck, but staying at the scene is not required unless there is serious damage to a vehicle or injuries to people.

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Information from: Mail Tribune, https://www.mailtribune.com/



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