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Authorities: Car fleeing police hits alpaca transport

October 2, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The journey of 21 alpacas from New York to Florida was disturbed when a car fleeing Georgia authorities crossed the state line into Florida and hit the animals’ trailer.

Florida Highway Patrol spokesman Dylan Bryan said one alpaca died in the Monday morning crash.

An accident report says a police officer from Kingsland, Georgia, tried to stop a car for speeding, but the driver refused to pull over. Troopers say the car entered an agriculture station in Florida and crashed into the back of the parked livestock trailer.

They found the driver in nearby woods, but the passenger remains at large. A search of their car revealed stolen checks and several garbage bags with stolen mail.

The remaining 20 alpacas were loaded onto another trailer to continue to their destination.

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