WARNING: Potentially upsetting photo included below
A small bear has died after being stuck by a vehicle in Middlesex County.
A Subaru SUV was travelling westbound on Egremont Drive, just west of Poplar Hill, at around 12:12a.m. Friday morning when the vehicle struck the black bear, which was on the road at the time.
The female driver from Strathroy-Caradoc was uninjured. The small bear died as a result of the collision.
The SUV sustained heavy damage to the front passenger side and the air bags were deployed.
OPP want to remind residents to report bear sightings to the Ministry of Natural Resources bear hotline at 1-866-514-2327.