A bear was struck and killed on Tuesday night when it walked into traffic on the northbound side of Interstate 91, according to Connecticut State Police, Troop H in Hartford.
The people riding in the car were not injured in the collision, which occurred near exit 39, according to a state police desk trooper Wednesday morning. The highway was not shut down at any time.
Bear sightings in Connecticut have increased over the last few years, including in Windsor where the encounter also . Yet, there are .
For a full list of bear dos and don'ts see the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's website.