Roaming black bear struck, killed by pickup

A pickup truck driver struck and killed a black bear roaming along a West Michigan freeway on Saturday night.
AP Wire
Oct 24, 2011

Craig Feenstra told WZZM-TV that “something black ran from” his left and was hit by his truck about 8 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 96 in Grand Rapids. The bear ran south after being hit, but later died.

WOOD-TV reported that a bear was spotted earlier in the day eating from a trash can. Police issued an alert and a local high school soccer game was delayed as officers looked for the bear.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources estimates the bear was 2 years old and weighed about 150 pounds.
No one was injured by the bear.

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