Driver hits bear on River Road near Southport

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Driver hits bear near Southport (Photo: Todd Coring)

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — A pick-up truck hit a bear near Southport Wednesday night.

Southport Assistant Fire Chief Todd Coring said it happened on River Road near New Long Beach Road Extension. NC Highway Patrol said it happened around 8:30 p.m.

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Coring said the vehicle overturned. He said the bear was dead on the road. Highway Patrol said the driver had no injuries.

The Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.