Dash cam video shows three-vehicle crash near dead panther

A dash cam video released Friday by the Collier County Sheriff’s Office shows the Interstate 75 crash that occurred after a deputy had arrived to investigate a dead panther in the road.

The panther was killed around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday near mile marker 111 – the Immokalee Road exit. A driver who hit the dead panther stopped his pickup on the side of the interstate and shined his headlights on the cat. A Collier deputy then arrived soon after.

The video shows a few cars pass by in the left lane. They are then struck by a semi that did not slow down in time.

Although the crash looked bad, the people involved received only minor injuries.