A Florida dog was found lying in the street Friday in the same spot where its owner had been killed earlier in a hit-and-run accident.
According to WJAX-TV, authorities found 42-year-old Kelly Black dead in the road. What they had not known at the time though was that she had been walking her dog.
Shortly after authorities left, however, a dog was noticed lying down in the spot of the accident. Neighbors eventually pieced together that the woman was walking her dog when she had been killed. It had been waiting alone at the scene of the crime since.
The family told WJAX reporter Russell Colburn that the two were "inseparable" and that the dog "was by her side when she died and stayed here, alone, after."
Family: Kelly & Paco were inseparable. Paco was by her side when she died & stayed here, alone, after @ActionNewsJax https://t.co/gaXSIWmAz0— Russell Colburn (@Russell Colburn)1445611241.0
Family says Paco is a rescue from Hurricane Katrina, this morning he witness his owner get killed @ActionNewsJax https://t.co/qsx541WTA6— Lorena Inclán (@Lorena Inclán)1445634480.0
The dog was eventually retrieved by local police and reunited with its family, WJAX reported.
'Rocko's' tail wags as he's reunited with family. @ActionNewsJax https://t.co/Ajf3yNP0kH— Russell Colburn (@Russell Colburn)1445609156.0
Police said they are continuing to investigate the hit-and-run.
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