The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Montour County

July 3, 2014

Bear killed in accident

MAHONING TWP. – A bear was killed after being struck by two vehicles Wednesday night on Route 54 at Perkins Restaurant in Mahoning Township.

Mahoning Township police said the male bear, estimated at 400 pounds, was removed by an officer from the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

The bruin ran across from the eastbound to westbound lanes and into a GMC Terrain driven by John Strauss, 73,of Ottawa, Canada, traveling in the passing lane. The Strauss vehicle was driven away from the crash occurring at 9:28 p.m.

The bear was thrown into the path of a 2009 Kia Rondo operated by Tauhni Reynolds, 29, of Williamsport. Also in the Rondo were her two daughters, ages 10 and 7. The Kia had to be towed, police said.

Strauss and the people in the Reynolds vehicle were not hurt.

Danville police assisted along with the Mahoning Township Fire Department.

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