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Car strikes bear in Pierce County traffic

An Elmwood woman sustained minor injuries Wednesday after striking a bear on a Pierce County roadway.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office responded to the crash at 11:09 p.m. Oct. 25 on Highway 29 west of 620th Street in the town of Martell.

The driver, Lisa Thomas, 32, told deputies she was eastbound on the highway when the 2014 Subaru she drove struck the bear. Thomas sustained minor injuries, deputies reported, but was released from the scene after being evaluated by an Ellsworth EMS crew.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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