DAVIS (CBS13) — The search for a bear that was sighted on the UC Davis campus Wednesday morning has ended after the animal was struck and killed by a car on Highway 113.

According to a WarnMe alert sent out to the campus earlier in the morning, the bear was seen near the southeast area of the arboretum.

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Authorities asked people to avoid the area of La Rue Road and officers scouted the area in search of the bear.

A little after 7 a.m., officials discovered that the bear had been struck by a car in the area of Highway 113 and Interstate 80.

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The bear has died, officials said. It has since been removed by Yolo County Animal Control.

Campus operations are back to normal, officials say.

This wouldn’t be the first time in recent years that a bear wandered onto campus. Back in 2019, a bear made its way to UC Davis and was eventually tranquilized by Fish and Wildlife.

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