Shark dies in truck crash on Florida interstate


A shark was killed in a traffic crash on an interstate in Florida Wednesday, authorities said.

The sandbar shark died after it was thrown from a tractor-trailer transporting four sharks to an aquarium in New York that blew a tire on I-95 and ran into a ditch, the Florida State Highway Patroltold NBC station WESH.

Three sharks survived the crash in Volusia County, northeast of Orlando, the station reported. A SeaWorld rescue team transported the surviving five-foot sharks to a facility.

“They’re in good condition,” SeaWorld Rescue team member Jim Kinsler told WESH. “Nothing different from normal transport stress.”

No people were hurt in the crash, officials said. The tractor-trailer was transporting the sharks from Marathon, Florida, to an aquarium in Coney Island in New York City.

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