Bear hit by driver near Incline Village

WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. (KOLO) - The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is looking for witnesses after a bear was hit by a vehicle early Wednesday morning.

Deputies responded to a report of an injured bear lying in the roadway on Highway 28 south of Incline Village just before 12:45 a.m. May 31, 2017.

They found the three-year-old female bear in the Memorial Point area near Sand Harbor. Deputies say the bear was badly hurt after being hit by an unknown vehicle. She was breathing, but unable to move.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife was notified. Deputies consulted with an NDOW biologist by phone as he responded to the location and they determined that the most humane course of action would be to dispatch the bear in order to stop it from suffering.

Deputies remained on scene until the NDOW biologist arrived and took possession of the bear.

Anyone who may have information about this incident is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division at (775) 328-3350 or Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.