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250-pound bear dies after running into side of a car

A 250-pound black bear was killed near Jenkins last week, apparently after it ran into the side of a car traveling on U.S. 23.

The bear, a male, was killed about 6:30 p.m. on December 6, said Frank Campbell, an officer with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

“It was evidently just a bear out on the move,” Campbell said.

The carcass of the bear, which was not wearing a tag when the collision occurred, was transported to Frankfort the next day for an autopsy. Campbell said that is standard procedure in such cases. He said the bear’s head and hide will probably be used for educational purposes.

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