Osceola County, Florida – A compassionate truck driver took quick action to save dozens of cattle from a horrific death after the tractor-trailer he was driving caught fire earlier this month. The 47-year-old driver told Florida Highway Patrol that he pulled to the shoulder of the Florida Turnpike after noticing smoke coming from the cab of the truck on July 18.
He then opened the hauler doors and released 70 cows who were inside the livestock trailer, allowing them to escape from flames and smoke.
The roadway was shut down for hours to allow rescuers to corral the animals and safely remove them from the freeway.
As reported by Fox 35 News, the truck fire was extinguished by responding fire officials, and no injuries were reported. The name of the driver was not released.