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Bear Dies After Being Struck By Car In Windsor

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WINDSOR, Conn. (AP) _ State police say a bear has died after being hit by a car on Interstate 91 in Windsor.

Troopers say the bear wandered from some woods into the northbound lanes between exits 39 and 41 and was struck shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday.

A state police report says a 52-year-old Granby woman who was driving the car wasn’t injured.

There have been several encounters between people and bears in the state in recent months, including at least two this month.

On Monday, authorities tranquilized a 365-pound bear that was found in downtown New Britain and relocated it to a state forest in western Connecticut. On June 6, officials tranquilized another bear that was found wandering through a neighborhood in Greenwich and set it free in a state forest.

 (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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