A bear was killed after being struck by a vehicle Monday morning near Meta, according to the Maries County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s department stated that Jeremy Deardeuff, of Meta, was driving the vehicle that hit the bear. Deardeuff was not injured in the incident. His father, Wayne Deardeuff, is shown at left.

A bear was killed after being struck by a vehicle Monday morning near Meta, according to the Maries County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s department stated that Jeremy Deardeuff, of Meta, was driving the vehicle that hit the bear. Deardeuff was not injured in the incident. His father, Wayne Deardeuff, is shown at left.