MILFORD, CONN. (CBS/AP) – Connecticut State Police are investigating a car crash involving a mountain lion.

That’s right, a mountain lion was hit by a car and killed in the town of Milford, CT, about 65 miles from the Massachusetts border.

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The Department of Environmental Protection said in a statement that the 140-pound animal died after being hit by an SUV at about 1 a.m. Saturday.

Mountain Lions can travel about 25 miles a day. There had been several recent sightings of a large cat believed to be a mountain lion in Greenwich, Connecticut, about 30 miles away from Milford.

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Mountain lions are not native to Connecticut and the eastern mountain lion has been declared extinct by the U.S. wildlife officials.

DEP officials have speculated that the animal escaped from a handler or was released.

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