Two cars on Thursday struck and killed the Colorado bear who was photographed in mid-air. The black bear was wandering on a highway near Boulder, Colo., where it achieved fame via a viral photograph by University of Colorado student Andy Duann last week. Duann took the remarkable photo while the bear, who was tranquilized by police as it occupied a campus tree, fell onto a mat ringed by law enforcement officers.
A spokesperson for Colorado’s Parks and Wildlife department told the Daily Camera’s Joe Rubino the bear was tagged after its famous fall, making positive identification possible. Neither of the cars’ drivers was seriously hurt in the crash. Read more