Bear cub killed in Columbus Co accident

Bear cub killed in Columbus Co accident
The bear cub was killed as a result of the accident. (Source: WECT)
The bear cub was killed as a result of the accident. (Source: WECT)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A driver was shaken, but not injured in a wreck involving a bear Thursday night in Columbus County.

The accident happened around 6:45 p.m. on Highway 211, approximately three miles south of Bolton.

A woman was driving south when a bear cub ran out in front of her Honda SUV, according Bolton Fire Chief Bryant Smith.

The woman hit the bear, damaging her car and killing the animal. State wildlife officials responded to the scene to collect the cub's body.

The N.C. Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

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