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Bear causes major crash on I-75 in Southwest Florida

Crash caused by bear on I-75 in Collier County on June 6, 2019.
Posted at 8:52 AM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 12:04:31-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — Authorities said a crash on Interstate 75 in Southwest Florida Thursday morning was caused when a vehicle hit a bear.

A pickup truck hit and killed the bear, setting off a chain-reaction that caused a tractor-trailer to jackknife and involved two other vehicles in northern Collier County.

Three people were injured in the crash, one of which was a trauma alert.

All lanes were back open by 10 a.m.