Black Bear Struck, Killed By Car

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DELAND, Fla. (AP) -- Officials say a vehicle struck and killed a 150-pound black bear in DeLand.

Florida's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokeswoman Karen Parker says someone reported that the injured bear was in a parking lot late Sunday night.

One of the agency's biologists went to the scene, but the bear was already dead when she arrived. The bear was taken away and buried.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports it was the 14th black bear to be hit on Volusia County roadways this year.

Wildlife officials say 148 black bears have been hit and killed by vehicles in Florida this year. In 2012, 284 bears died along the state's roadways.

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