Truck destroys college town's iconic bear fountain

A western New York college town's iconic fountain topped by a bronze bear has been destroyed after being struck by a delivery truck.

Officials say the truck collided with the circular granite base of the fountain located on Main Street in the Livingston County village of Geneseo, 25 miles south of Rochester.

The crash around 6 a.m. Thursday knocked the base off its foundation. The impact sent the small bear hugging a light pole atop a sandstone pedestal tumbling into the hole under the fountain.

Village officials say they'll rebuild the 128-year-old fountain, a local landmark in Geneseo, home to the State University of New York at Geneseo.

The truck driver was treated for injuries at a Rochester hospital. The cause of the accident is under investigation.