Bear struck by vehicle in west Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford police are looking for a bear that was hit by a car this morning in west Medford.

According to MPD, the bear was first reported near Holly Street.

Medford School District sent an alert to parents at Jefferson Elementary, notifying them of a bear in the area.

The school says out of caution, staff stood outside the school helping students quickly and safely inside during student drop-off.

We reached out to MPD to see if the bear was found.

It said there are no update on the bear’s status.

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NBC5 News reporter Zachary Larsen grew up in Surprise, Arizona. He graduated from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. At ASU, Zack interned at Arizona Sports 98.7FM and Softball America. During his Junior year, Zack joined the ASU Sports Bureau. He covered the Fiesta Bowl, the Phoenix Open and major basketball tournaments. Zack enjoys working out, creative writing, music, and rooting for his ASU Sun Devils.
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