FORT MYERS (CBSMiami/AP) – A young Florida panther, officials say, was found dead Wednesday.

The uncollared female, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, found along Corkscrew Road in Lee County, near the Collier County line, was killed by a vehicle.

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This is the 17th Florida panther death of 2014 and the 12th hit by a vehicle.

The remains of the one-year-old female panther will be taken to a Gainesville facility for a necropsy.

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

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