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Man dies in accident after his SUV strikes a cow on SR 70 in Myakka

The collision caused the 62-year-old LaBelle man to be ejected from his Toyota SUV after it overturned.

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A 62-year-old LaBelle man died early Monday morning when the Toyota SUV he was driving struck a cow on State Road 70 in Myakka.

A Florida Highway Patrol report said a cow had wandered onto S.R. 70 at its intersection with Betts Road. After the SUV hit the cow at 1:34 a.m., it overturned and the man was ejected.

The report said the man was transported to an area hospital where he died.

The FHP is investigating the crash.



Jay Heater

Jay Heater is the managing editor of the East County Observer. Overall, he has been in the business more than 41 years, 26 spent at the Contra Costa Times in the San Francisco Bay area as a sportswriter covering college football and basketball, boxing and horse racing.

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