NAPLES (CBSMiami/AP) – A young panther was found dead, apparently struck and killed by a vehicle, in rural Collier County. This is the third panther death of 2014.

The 1 ½ year-old male endangered panther was found dead Wednesday, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

This is the third panther death of the year, and the second panther death involving a vehicle.

A necropsy is planned at FWC’s laboratory in Gainesville.

Florida panthers once roamed the entire southeastern U.S., but only around 160 remain in the wild.

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