HOPKINTON, N.H. (CBS) – A Hooksett man was killed Tuesday morning trying avoid a dead bear in the middle of the highway.

New Hampshire State Police say Jesse Amador, 24, was driving a 2002 Subaru Impreza station wagon north on Interstate 89 around 5:30 a.m. when he saw the black bear in the middle of the road.

Witnesses said Amador swerved to avoid the bear and then swerved back to the left lane and went down the median embankment.

The car struck several trees and flipped onto the passenger side.

Police say Amador was not wearing his seat belt.

He was rushed to Concord Hospital where he later died.

Police said the bear had previously been struck by a pick-up truck and was already dead.


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