Bear struck, killed by motorcycle in Marion County

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A black bear was struck and killed by a motorcycle Sunday afternoon.

The crash happened on Britenbush Road.

According to Marion County sheriff’s deputies, the bear was in the motorcyclist’s lane when it was struck.

The motorcyclist was flown to the hospital for treatment. It is not known how badly the motorcyclist was injured.

“Please use this incident as a reminder to be careful while driving in the rural area as well as camping/hiking, as we frequently have wild animals of this nature sharing space and our roadways with us,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

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