LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A bizarre highway collision that turned a Canadian black bear into a 300-pound bullet ended in tragedy on Wednesday.

A car heading eastbound on a rural highway about 25 miles northwest of the Canadian capital Ottawa ran into a male bear, hurling it into an oncoming westbound vehicle.

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KNX 1070’s Chris Sedens reports the bear reportedly shattered the front windshield, flew through the vehicle and then out the rear windshield.

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“If you could just imagine the impact it would take to do that, it’s just incredible,” said CTV News reporter Catherine Latham, who was sent to cover the crash.

The 25-year-old driver of the second vehicle and a 40-year-old passenger behind her were both killed instantly.

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Investigators say the bear may have been wandered out onto the highway while hunting for a companion in the midst of mating season.