Herd of cows on Iowa highway causes crash

GILBERTVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a meandering herd of cows on a highway in northeast Iowa caused several vehicles to crash, but no one was seriously injured.

The Black Hawk County Sheriff’s Office says the cows were on the road early Tuesday on Interstate 380 just south of the Highway 20 interchange when a semitrailer traveling southbound struck one of the cows. The driver was able to stop the damaged vehicle on the side of the road.

A second semitrailer hit two cows and went into the median. It rolled onto its side and slid into the northbound lanes. A car then crashed into the semitrailer.

Two of the drivers involved received minor injuries. The three cows in the accident were killed.

Authorities say the cows escaped from a nearby pasture.

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