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Dog found lying in road next to owner killed in crash

Posted at 2:21 PM, Oct 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-24 18:42:49-04

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Police are investigating after a woman was fatally struck by a semi-truck early Friday morning, according to WJAX.

Deputies responded to a call around 6:15 a.m. after a 42-year-old woman was found dead in the road. Neighbors told police they believe the woman was walking her dog when she was struck.

The victim’s dog remained at the scene of the crash for several hours, lying down near the spot of the accident. Video shot by reporter Russell Colburn shows relatives arriving at the scene to pick up the dog several hours after the crash.

Authorities told ActionNewsJax a semi-truck struck the victim and dragged her to the middle of the road. The driver may not have realized he hit the victim.

The investigation is ongoing.