Heartbroken Dog Stays by Woman’s Side after She’s Fatally Hit by Truck

Paco dog stayed by owner hit by truck

There was only one witness who saw Kelly Black being struck by a semi-truck as she walked her dog, Paco, in Jacksonville, Fla., this morning.

That witness is Paco.

According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, Black may have been caught under the truck in the parking lot of a gas station and then dragged to the middle of the road, WJAX-TV reports. The truck driver, who has not been found, may not be aware that he struck her.

Heartbroken, Paco remained by Black’s side until help arrived — and then he refused to leave the spot where his dog mom died.

Paco dog stayed by owner hit by truck

“SAD,” tweeted Action News Jax reporter Russell Coburn this morning. “This one has been lying down, alone near crash scene for some time.”

When Black’s family and friends arrived, Paco finally perked up.

The accident is under investigation. According to Coburn, a store at the scene has surveillance cameras that may have captured what happened.

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Laura Goldman

I am a freelance writer and lifelong dog lover. For five years, I was a staff writer for i Love Dogs. When that site shut down, I started this blog...because I STILL Love Dogs!