Cows cause chain reaction car crash on U.S. highway

Cows walking on the road
By: David Ross

Cows are not supposed to go for a walk on a U.S. highway.

A herd of cows caused a chain reaction car accident on Route 168 Sunday night.

The drivers said the accident happened just after 11:00 pm in Hickory Township, Lawrence County.

Michael Brown said he was heading north on the highway when he saw five cows in front of him. Brown said he hit two of the cows after trying to make a sudden stop.

Brown said he left his car and tried to warn drivers about the impending situation, but a woman from New Castle and another driver crashed behind her when she stopped to prevent hitting the animals.

"This man was standing on the side of the road with a flashlight. He had hit two cows and stopped before reaching the other cows and got hit from behind," said the driver from Wesley Sub.

No human was seriously injured. All three vehicles were towed from the scene and suffered severe damage. Sadly two cows died.

It is not immediately known where the cows came from or who owns them. State police are investigating.