Cumberland Times-News

Police Log

July 16, 2014

07/17 - Vehicle strikes, kills bear on interstate

— FROSTBURG — A vehicle hit and killed a 200-pound male bear in the westbound lane of Interstate 68 Wednesday morning about one mile east of the truck weigh station on Big Savage Mountain, according to Jim Mullan of the Wildlife & Heritage Service.

“By the time I got there the bear had expired near the side of the highway,” Mullan said, adding that he observed damage to the front end of the automobile. Maryland State Police were the first authorities on the scene.

The alert came in about 9:30 a.m.

Toshia Miller, commenting on Facebook, said she was driving her Ford Freestyle when it struck the bear.

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