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Update: Vehicle Vs. Bear Crash Highway 108/120 In Jamestown

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Update at 11:55 a.m.: The CHP reports the dead bear has been removed from the westbound shoulder of Highway 108. Further details on the crash can be viewed below.

Original post at 7:39 a.m.: Jamestown, CA – Motorists continue to report a sad sight to the CHP while driving along Highway 108 at the Highway 120 Yosemite Junction intersection in Jamestown this morning.

The CHP reports that a vehicle hit a large bear just west of that intersection around 9 p.m. The animal was lying in the middle of the roadway between Highway 120 and O’Brynes Ferry Road, blocking traffic into the night.

Minutes after the collision, a passerby pulled over and placed flares to warn approaching vehicles of the crash. Luckily, there were no injuries reported regarding the occupants of the vehicle that originally hit the bear. The CHP says they were able to move the carcass to the westbound right shoulder around 3:30 a.m., allowing traffic to flow freely once again. As of 7:33 this morning, the animal remains on the shoulder, the CHP hopes to have the dead bear removed from the westbound highway shoulder sometime this morning or early afternoon.