WARM SPRINGS, Oregon — He met a grizzly fate.
An unlucky motorcyclist was killed after hitting a bear on an Oregon highway and then being thrown into the path of an oncoming car, police said.
Authorities say 39-year-old Rhett Larsen was driving along Highway 26 in Warm Springs Saturday night, when he struck and killed a large bear that was in the roadway.
Larsen, a firefighter in Bend, Oregon, was thrown from his bike and into the opposite lane where he was hit by an oncoming SUV that was pulling a utility trailer.
The SUV, driven by 57-year-old Margaret Sweo, went off the road and rolled onto its side, cops said.
Larsen was declared dead at the scene, and Sweo was transported by a helicopter to a nearby hospital