Dead bear found near road in Winston-Salem

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The 4200 block of Old Greensboro Road in Winston-Salem (Google Maps)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Police said they found a dead bear on the side of Old Greensboro Road early Wednesday.

Police said the bear was found around 6:15 a.m near the 4200 block of Old Greensboro Road, just north of the Salem Lake area and Business I-40.

Authorities said the bear weighed around 100 pounds and appears to have been hit by a vehicle.

Police are urging residents to use caution and not approach a bear if one is seen in a neighborhood or park.

Another bear was struck and killed on I-40 near Clemmons late last week.

Anyone with any information about this incident can call the Winston-Salem Police Department or CrimeStoppers at 727-2800.

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