Three black bear cubs have been taken to a conservation center in Scottsdale after their mother was hit and killed by a car in Southern Arizona last week.

The Associated Press reported that the cubs were discovered after an early-morning car crash on State Route 77 in Dudleyville, north of Tucson.

The mother bear was in the road when she was hit, and troopers found the cubs when they arrived at the scene.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department took the cubs to the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale, and officials are hoping they can eventually be released back into the wild.