PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – A truck driver drove off after six cows fell off the livestock trailer they were towing and onto a Florida highway Tuesday morning.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the incident happened on Interstate 75 near State Road 52 in Pasco County around 10:45 a.m.
Witnesses said someone in a truck had been towing the cows and when they fell out due to the rear gate opening unexpectedly, the driver stopped briefly about a mile away but then continued driving northbound without getting any of the animals.
Troopers said three cows died and the other three were injured.
The road was closed until 1 p.m. as authorities worked to gather the bovines.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call FHP at 813-558-1800.