Semi full of bulls crashes on Fla. highway

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Semi full of bulls crashes on Fla. highway
January 06, 2013 15:36 EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A crash on I-75 in central Florida has snarled traffic after a semitrailer hauling 32 bulls blew a tire and slammed into a tree.

Florida Highway Patrol officials said three of the bulls got loose after Saturday’s accident and one had to be shot because it was too aggressive.

The Gainesville Sun (http://tinyurl.com/byu867k) reports a crew of people including cowboys, veterinarians and state troopers, set up chutes with portable metal fences to offload the bulls from the semi into trailers that would transport them to South Florida.

Bryan Martin said he and driver Travis Carr were hauling the bulls from Texas to Indiantown.

The truck driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No other injuries were reported. An entrance to the highway was blocked for several hours.

Information from: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, http://www.gainesvillesun.com

Small plane crashes into Florida home killing three 0

MIAMI – A small plane burst into flames when it crashed into a home in eastern Florida on Friday killing all three people on board, authorities said.

A preliminary report from the Federal Aviation Administration said the pilot of the Beechcraft BE35 had reported a mechanical problem and was preparing for an emergency landing at Flagler County Airport when the plane went down in the seaside town of Palm Coast, about a mile east of the airport.

The single-engine plane was en route to Knoxville Downtown Island Airport in Tennessee, the FAA said.

The pilot and two passengers were not immediately identified but police, fire and rescue officials said no one on the ground was injured.