GREENFIELD — A bald eagle with a broken wing found along Interstate 70 in Hancock County Wednesday morning has died from its injuries, according to Indiana conservation officers.
A passerby called 911 after spotting the hurt bird around 6 a.m. Police and local wildlife experts rushed the animal to a clinic, where it later died. They believe the eagle — a female — had been hit by a car sometime in the last 24 hours.
Area residents have speculated the eagle is one of the pair that has taken up residence in a nest near Apple Street and New Road in Greenfield for the past several years, but officials say they haven’t yet been able to confirm if the eagles are one and the same.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available. Read more in Thursday’s edition of the Daily Reporter.