Bear killed on Highway 101 in Atascadero

Photo by Jason Brock

By CCN STAFF

A truck crashed into a bear on Highway 101 in Atascadero on Saturday morning, killing the bear and damaging the vehicle.

Shortly after 5 a.m., the truck was headed southbound when a bear walked from the center median onto the fast lane.The front end of the truck struck the bear.

The bear, which weighed several hundred pounds, died at the scene.