The third-largest bear in recorded Florida history was struck and killed recently by two vehicles, one a pickup truck carrying top St. Petersburg administrator Goliath Davis.
The male bear was first hit by a semi-trailer truck around 11 p.m. on U.S. 27, two miles west of Lamont, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission,
Moments later, a passenger truck driven by Davis’ wife, Teresa Anderson, struck the bear and flipped over, totaling the vehicle.
Neither Davis, a passenger in the truck, nor his wife were injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Davis is a former St. Petersburg police chief who now serves as a senior administrator and community liaison with the city. Continue reading here.