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Truck hits bear on I-16 in Twiggs
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One lane of Interstate 16 was closed for quite some time in Twiggs County Wednesday while officers removed a dead bear.

The Twiggs County Sheriff's Office says an 18-wheeler hit the animal shortly after noon near mile marker 25 in the eastbound lane.

Officers had to call the Georgia Department of Natural Resources for help.

Black bears are common in Central Georgia, especially along the Ocmulgee River and in Bond Swamp in Twiggs County. They can weigh up to 500 pounds. But there are no recorded attacks by bears on humans in Georgia, according to the state DNR. But, wildlife officials say, there are no recorded attacks by bears on humans in Georgia.


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