Parked Ag Hauler Struck By 4-Wheeler In Multi-State Police Chase
Nassau County, Florida – According to officials, the search continues for two suspects responsible for crashing their car in the back of a tractor-trailer hauling alpacas on Monday. The rig was parked along the side of I-95 at the agricultural inspection station on the Florida/Georgia state line when the suspects’ car struck the back of the trailer with 21 alpacas onboard.
Trucker and alpaca farm manager Mike O’Brien told Action News Jax, “I pulled over to do my paperwork, a car came flying through here being chased by cops, hit the trailer and took off.” The suspects were being chased by police in a pursuit that began in Kingsland, Georgia after an officer tried to pull the car over on I-95 for speeding.
The suspects did not stop and sped across the state line into Florida where the Florida Highway Patrol joined in pursuit. The latest report from officials say that the suspects abandoned their car at a nearby liquor store. Florida Highway Patrol reports troopers found garbage bags filled with stolen mail, including checks, inside the suspects’ abandoned car.
As for the alpacas, O’Brien says one of his alpacas sustained life-threatening injuries and “it doesn’t look good.” The trailer was on its way from a farm in New York to a breeding facility in Bushnell, Florida.
Video shared courtesy of Action News Jax.
The alpacas are now on the trailer. One is in bad shape I’m told. @ActionNewsJax @WOKVNews pic.twitter.com/ZV8LTXqGcm
— Cole Heath (@ColeANjax) October 1, 2018
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