MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) – A 32-year-old Bancroft man was taken to the hospital, after hitting a bear on US 51 early Monday morning, according to the Kronenwetter Police Department.
Lt. Terry McHugh tells Newsline 9 the driver hit a smaller bear around 4 a.m. while he was heading northbound on the highway. Officials say the man was taken to Aspirus Wausau Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Authorities say the bear did not survive the crash. All lanes have been reopened.