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Highway Patrol Investigating after Driver Hits Bear in Texas County

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is conducting an investigation after a rare crash involving a bear in the Ozarks.

According to reports, the vehicle was travelling along Missouri Highway PP north of Cabool Monday morning when it collided with the bear.

Authorities have not said what the condition of the driver is, or if there were any occupants in the vehicle.

The bear was killed in the crash.

Highway Patrol troopers want to warn drivers of the increasing bear population in southwest Missouri. They want drivers to remain aware and to keep an eye out for signs of bear crossings when travelling.