Small bear killed in New Bern after truck hits him

(Tommy Moore photo)

NEW BERN, Craven County - WARNING: Photo of bear may be disturbing to some.


A truck hit and killed a bear that ran out in front of it in New Bern on Friday.

Viewer Tommy Moore sent us these photos of the truck and the bear. He said the bear was killed on the Rhems-Tuscarora Road at around 1 p.m. Friday. The truck that the bear ran out in front of was disabled and had to be towed off.

The N.C. Highway Partol was on the scene and N.C. Wildlife personnel were also called in to investigate.

As with deer and other wild animals that may run across the road, drivers are reminded to use caution, even when it's not hunting season, about the possibility of animals running onto the road at any time.

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