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Cougar dead after being hit on I-5 in WA

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Photo: Washington State Patrol Photo: Washington State Patrol
The cougar was photographed before troopers had to put her down. // Photo: Washington State Patrol The cougar was photographed before troopers had to put her down. // Photo: Washington State Patrol
WOODLAND, WA (KPTV) -

An "angry cougar" on Interstate 5 had to be put down by Washington State Patrol troopers after it was struck by a car Friday morning.

Trooper William Finn said the cougar suffered serious injuries and was in pain, and police killed the cougar on the advice of Washington State Fish and Wildlife.

The cougar was trying to run across the freeway when it was hit by a car being driven by a 23-year-old woman from Kelso. The woman didn't suffer any serious injuries, but appeared to have some shoulder pain.

The collision happened about three miles north of Woodland and only caused minor delays.

After being struck by the car, the cougar made its way to the median, where the 100-pound female appeared to be very angry.

A Washington State Department of Transportation crew removed the cougar.

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