Published: May 01, 2014 11:32 AM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The remains of a 3-year-old uncollared female Florida panther were recovered this morning on I-75, near mile marker 134.

The panther had been hit by a vehicle.

The carcass is currently being stored at the Naples Field office until it can be transported to the FWC Wildlife Research Lab in Gainesville for a complete necropsy.

This is the 14th panther mortality and 9th road mortality for 2014.