A van hit and killed a black bear that ran onto eastbound Interstate 26 between Jedburg and Summerville on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
A Ridgeville man driving the 2000 van was unhurt in the 3:45 p.m. collision near mile marker 196, said Lance Cpl. Bob Beres of the Highway Patrol. The man was able to drive away.
The black bear weighed about 150 pounds and probably was younger than 2 years old, said Sam Chappelear, a Department of Natural Resources regional wildlife coordinator for the coast. Chappelear said sightings of black bears are not uncommon in the area.