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Wayward cow causes early morning accident

April 26, 2018 News Extra

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State police say a wayward cow was to blame for an early morning vehicle crash near the Lawrence-Butler County line that left one person injured.

State police say a wayward cow was to blame for an early morning vehicle crash near the Lawrence-Butler County line that left one person injured.

The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was hurt about 1:15 a.m. when his vehicle struck the cow, which was standing in the middle of Route 488 north of Pfeifer Road in Perry Township, Lawrence County, authorities said.

The driver was eastbound on Route 488 near McClymonds trucking company. The initial call, which came into the Butler County Communications Center, reported the man was out of his vehicle and “laying in grass.”

Noga Ambulance was called and took the man to an unspecified hospital. The extent of his injuries was not known.

The cow was killed, police said. The owner was notified and later removed the animal.

A police accident report was still pending this morning. The Perry Township Volunteer Fire Department assisted police at the scene. Emergency crews remained there until about 4 a.m.

Read more about this incident in the Butler Eagle.

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Jim Smith

Jim Smith

Grew up in upstate New York. Earned my Journalism degree in 1983 from the University of Texas at Austin. Worked for two newspapers in Fayette County (Pa.) before starting at the Butler Eagle in 1998.