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Black bear killed
Northbound Interstate 95 drivers who went through the Massaponax area early Monday morning might have wondered if the dead animal on the shoulder near exit 126 was a black bear.
It was, the Virginia Department of Transportation's Kelly Hannon confirmed.
She didn't have any details on a possible age of the bear or how it died.
Workers with ICA, a contractor that does maintenance work on I-95 for VDOT, picked up the carcass at 8:30 a.m. and took it to the Prince William County landfill for disposal.
Anyone who sees animal carcasses or other debris in or near the road can call VDOT's hotline at 800/367-7623.
For those who see wildlife or other animals that are alive and in or near the road, the best thing to do is call #77, Hannon said.