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3 Killed, 4 Injured When Car Hits Bear

2 of those killed were children
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 29, 2017 7:46 PM CDT
3 Killed, 4 Injured When Car Hits Bear
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Three people were killed and four seriously injured when a car careened off a major highway after it struck a bear, the AP reports. The Colorado State Patrol says seven people were in the car that slid across the center median, crossing over lanes of traffic before it flew off the highway Friday morning near Rifle, Colorado. Two of those killed were children. The State Patrol says it is withholding the names of the deceased until family members are notified. The agency says drugs, alcohol, and the speed of the vehicle were not considered factors in the crash. The case is under investigation. (More bear stories.)

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