Okeechobee, Florida -- During an overnight drive on a state road in Okeechobee Tuesday, a man crashed into a cow trying to cross the road.
The Florida Highway Patrol says around 2:40 a.m., 51-year-old Denroy Nelson was heading west on SR 70 near CR 721 and due to a lack of lighting in that area was unable to see a black cow in the roadway.
Nelson's semi truck slammed into the cow propelling it onto the north shoulder, partially under the guardrail. The semi continued onto the north shoulder and hit the guardrail before coming to a rest jackknifed in a ditch on the north side on SR 70.
Nelson was taken to Florida Hospital Lake Placid for treatment of minor injuries.