A 260-pound male grizzly bear died after being struck by a vehicle Sunday in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park.
The park issued a news release Monday, explaining that the investigation is complete and that no citations were issued.
The collision occurred at about 5:30 a.m. on U.S. Highway 89/26/191.
However, rangers were not informed until 9:30 a.m., when another motorist reported sighting a bear carcass next to the highway.
A damaged vehicle was parked nearby. Rangers later located the owner, who explained that the accidental collision occurred in the predawn darkness.
The park concluded its news release with this notice to visitors:
"Rangers remind drivers to be alert when driving through the park as animals are migrating this time of year. Please watch for wildlife and observe the posted speed limits, including a 45 mile-per-hour night time speed limit on US Highway 89/26/191."
–Generic grizzly bear image is courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service