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Bald eagle dies after accidentally being struck by vehicle in Collier County

Posted at 4:48 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 17:03:58-05

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Collier County deputies say the bald eagle they helped rescue over the weekend has died.

On Sunday, a driver accidentally struck the bird which then jumped into a nearby canal and emerged on the other side.

The accident happened at 957 and 3rd Street Southwest.

A deputy along with Fish and Wildlife captured the eagle and took it to the Conservancy of Southwest Florida for treatment.

Today, deputies learned the animal did not survive.