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Shark Dies in Truck Crash on Way to Coney Island Aquarium

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    A sandbar shark being transported from Florida to Coney Island died after the truck that was carrying it and four others lost control and crashed, according to news reports. (Published Thursday, June 11, 2015)

    A shark en route to a Coney Island aquarium was killed in a Florida traffic accident when a truck carrying four of the big fish blew a tire and ran off the highway, authorities say. 

    The Florida Highway Patrol says the four sharks were being driven New York from Marathon, Florida, when the tractor-trailer transporting them ran off of Interstate 95 near Oak Hill on Wednesday afternoon.

    The sharks had been placed in separate tanks in the trailer. One tank was damaged, leading to the animal's death. The three people in the vehicle were not hurt.

    A SeaWorld rescue team from Orlando moved the remaining sharks to its facility until transportation arrangements can be made. Team member Jim Kinsler says the remaining sharks are in good condition.

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