Two people went to the hospital after their car hit a black bear.
The Highway Patrol in New Bern says the accident happened at 9:25 p.m. Sunday, on US 70, between the exits for Clarks and Tuscarora.
Troopers say the Mazda hit the bear, which caused the car to run off the road, hit a ditch and flip over. Two people were taken to Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern with minor injuries.
Troopers say the bear was killed. They estimate the bear weighed 300 pounds.