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Cows on State Road 29 causes deadly crash

Florida Highway Patrol
Posted at 6:58 AM, Mar 20, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-20 19:32:50-04

HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. — Hendry County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) deputies along with additional first responders responded to a multi-vehicle traffic crash on South FL-29 from Heritage Road to Morris Taylor Road near the Hendry and Collier County line.

Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) confirms it is a fatal crash involving two vehicles. Troopers say five cows wandered onto the road, south of Jackie Drive in Hendry County at 4:55 a.m. on Monday.

According to the police report, a Ford Mustang and Dodge Ram struck the cows. The front of the Ford then collided with the pickup truck.

The driver of the Ford, a 27-year-old LaBelle man, died on the scene of the crash.

The other driver involved only had minor injuries.

All five cows died in the crash.

FHP troopers along with HCSO deputies are investigating the crash.