According to the Florida Highway Patrol, 56-year-old Sylvia Taylor was killed Tuesday night while trying to retrieve her dog from the roadway on I-295.
Troopers report Taylor's dog had jumped or fell out of her vehicle while she was traveling southbound on I-295. Taylor stopped her vehicle on the inside emergency shoulder and exited her vehicle.
FHP says Taylor was struck and killed by a vehicle when she ran into the roadway in front of Toyota Camry. According to officials, the 27-year-old woman driving the Camry had her two young children in the car with her at the time of the incident.
Taylor's family tells First Coast News they are still looking for the dog, named "Baby."