Kelly Black was out walking her dog Paco in Jacksonville, Florida, Friday morning when the unthinkable happened - she was hit by a semitruck, and killed.
Black was trapped and dragged underneath the semi before it finally drove off, leaving her behind - with Paco still by her side.
SAD. Neighbors believe woman was walking her dog. This one has been lying down, alone near crash scene for some time https://t.co/f7vADgVIMS
— Russell Colburn (@RussellANjax)
Rather than run away, Paco stayed at the scene of the accident, alone, lying in the street not far away from Black. As emergency personnel began to arrive on the scene, Paco continued to stay where he was, looking heartbroken. He couldn't imagine going home without his mom.
Paco remained near the accident for hours before Black's family members arrived to retrieve him. A video taken by Russell Colburn of Action News Jax shows Paco wagging his tail as he greets his extended family, still waiting for his owner.
Police think it's possible that the driver of the vehicle was unaware that he had hit someone.
'Rocko's' tail wags as he's reunited with family. @ActionNewsJax https://t.co/Ajf3yNP0kH