Jail van strikes, kills small cow; Cow darted across highway lanes

A small cow was struck and killed this week after it darted into busy U.S. 27 in Glades County, according to information being released by the Florida Highway Patrol.

The incident took place during the early morning hours of Friday, May 27, on U.S. 27, south of C.R. 720. That’s when, according to a press release by FHP, a marked Hendry County jail transport van driven by Zorone Octavie Everette, 39, of

Clewiston was traveling north on the roadway when it came in contact with the cow.

The cow had been standing in the middle of U.S. 27 and dashed or darted across the northbound lanes and was struck by the front left corner of the van.

“Vehicle one was driven to a controlled stop in the paved median north of the area of collision,” writes Trooper Michael Reed, crash investigator. “The cow was deceased.”

Mr. Everette luckily did not suffer any injuries as a result of the crash. It is uncertain if the transport van was carrying jail inmates at the time of the crash.

The Glades County Democrat is published every Thursday.

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