Bear Sightings Reported In Chesterfield, Henrico

CHESTERFIELD, VA— Police received reports of two different
bears in two different counties Friday morning.

Chesterfield
police received three different reports of a bear in the Summerford Dr. area.

Police said they received calls at 6:09, 6:30 and 7:45 a.m. from people
reporting they had seen a bear.

The bear was last seen running back into the woods. Police
and Animal Control said they are not actively searching for the bear.

Approximately three hours earlier, a bear in Henrico County
was stuck and killed by a driver on I-64 west at Gaskins Rd.

State police said the crash occurred at approximately 2:45 a.m., when a
driver hit the bear which had walked into the roadway.

A second driver later struck the bear which was in the
roadway, but did not stop at the scene, according to police.

The driver who initially hit the bear stopped at the
scene. The driver's car received minor damage, according to police.

The approximately 250 lb. black bear died at the
scene, according to authorities.

No one was injured in the crash.

 

Copyright 2012 by Young Broadcasting of Richmond

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