Bear struck and killed by SUV on 210 Freeway in Irwindale

A 300-pound bear was struck and killed on the 210 freeway in Irwindale on Monday morning, authorities said.

The accident happened around 4:15 a.m. on the westbound link road to the southbound 605 freeway when an SUV struck the bear, California Highway Patrol Officer Ramon Kendricks said.

The CHP told KTLA-TV that several cars swerved to avoid hitting the bear.

The bear was eventually removed from the freeway using a flatbed tow truck, Kendricks said.

He said he didn’t know if anyone in the vehicle was injured in the accident.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-06-06/bear-struck-and-killed-by-suv-on-210-freeway-in-irwindale Bear struck and killed by SUV on 210 Freeway in Irwindale

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