Alligator blamed for 2 crashes
Big alligator killed on Interstate 275
An alligator is being blamed for causing two crashes in St. Petersburg.
The Florida Highway Patrol says Bruce Foley struck a 12-foot alligator crossing Interstate 275 with his 2012 Toyota sedan early Sunday.
The gator escaped into the woods but emerged about a half hour later.
Authorities say the alligator attempted to cross the interstate again but was struck by a second vehicle, a 2004 Kia driven by Verna Christopherson.
This time the alligator sustained fatal injuries.
The remains were removed by a trapper. Neither driver was injured in the collisions, though both cars were damaged.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.