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Black bear killed attempting to cross I-75

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Posted at 9:26 AM, May 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-21 20:31:45-04

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. — At about 8:40 a.m., on Friday, an SUV driving north on I-75 near just after Bonita Beach Road, hit a 200-pound black bear attempting to cross the roadway.

The driver, a 23-year-old man from Hialeah reported no injuries.

The black bear was pronounced deceased on scene.


Emergency crews are responding to a crash on I75 northbound between Immokalee and Bonita Beach Road.

The crash is involving a bear and a vehicle.

FHP says the bear is deceased.

There are no other reported injuries at this time.