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Police: Bear Found Dead On I-40 East In Winston-Salem

7:50 AM, May 25, 2013   |    comments
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Photo courtesy: Teddy Burriss

Winston-Salem, NC -- The hunt for a black bear roaming around Winston-Salem might have come to an end Saturday morning after police found a bear dead on the side of the interstate.

Officers responded to I-40 East near McGregor Road Saturday morning after a caller told police there was a bear lying on the side of the road. When officers arrived, they found the bear dead at the scene; it appeared to have been hit by a vehicle.

Police say they cannot confirm this is the same black bear residents have been spotting the past few days, but they say it fits the description.

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There were no cars or people in the area when police arrived.

State wildlife officials helped officers investigate and collected the remains from the scene.

We'll have more for you on this story as it develops.

WFMY News 2 would like to thank viewer Teddy Burriss for sending this photo and video Saturday morning.

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