PILLAGER, Minn. — A bear was killed in a crash involving a motorcyclist in Cass County Monday.
The crash happened on County Road 34 in May Township, near Pillager. According to the county sheriff’s office, the motorcyclist was driving when a large black bear came out of the ditch.
The 67-year-old motorcyclist, from Motley, struck the bear. He was treated on the scene before being taken to a Staples-area hospital. He sustained non-life threatening injuries, the sheriff’s office said.
The sheriff’s office said that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources issued a permit for the deceased bear.
The motorcyclist was not identified by name.