AMHERST — A large black bear was struck and killed by a motor vehicle on North East Street Saturday evening.
Police were called to the vicinity of the Adams Brook Forest, commonly known as the rifle range, for the crash, which occurred at 6:37 p.m. They said the vehicle was heavily damaged and there were reported injuries, according to the Amherst police log.
Environmental Police estimate the bear weighed 400 pounds. Their officers, with assistance from Amherst Police, removed the bear from the road at 8:15 p.m.