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Bear found on bench at NC State was hit by car, officials say

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A black bear found dead early Tuesday on campus at North Carolina State University was hit by a car, WTVD is reporting.

A groundskeeper found the bear on bench around 8 a.m. Tuesday outside Bostian Hall. North Carolina Wildlife Resources responded to campus and removed the bear from a bench around 9:15 a.m.

Jeff Cantrell with the Wildlife Resource Commission said preliminary unofficial necropsy results show that the bear was hit by a vehicle.

It is under investigation as to who hit the bear, then placed the 200 to 250 pound animal on a bench near Bostian Hall in the school’s Brickyard area.

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