JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. — A semi-truck struck and killed a bear Monday on Interstate 55 near Herculaneum, Missouri.
Authorities said they believe it’s the same bear that traveled to different cities in Jefferson County in recent days. A search online shows multiple photos of the bear from different motorists who had encountered it.
Wildlife experts said the bear population is growing faster than ever.
“This is the time of year when (bear sightings) would be more common. In late spring, early summer, it’s the point at which the mother cubs will push out the males that have been there for a year and a half, because she’s got new cubs coming in,” Missouri Department of Conservation representative Dan Zarlenga told fox2now.com.
The big rig driver was not injured, police said.
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