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2 People Killed As Bear Flies Through SUV

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CNN.COM - A bizarre auto accident involving two vehicles and a bear has left two people and the bear dead, Canadian authorities told news outlets.

Police in Quebec said a 250-pound male black bear wandered onto a road and was struck by a small car. The impact sent the animal hurtling through the air, where it smashed the windshield of an oncoming sport utility vehicle and went out through the back window, the television network CBC reported.

The SUV's driver and a backseat passenger were killed; a front-seat passenger suffered minor injuries, police told CBC. No one in the car was hurt.

It's bear mating season, and many male bears are out looking - sometimes recklessly - for females, so drivers on rural roads should be watchful, hunting guide Daniel Larocque told CBC.

The accident occurred near the town of Luskville, about 25 miles northwest of Ottawa, Ontario.

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