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14 cows dead after vehicle crashes on rural Michigan road

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DALLAS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — More than a dozen cows that escaped overnight from their pens have been struck by vehicles after wandering into a rural road in Clinton County’s Dallas Township.

The Lansing State Journal reports that 14 cows were hit by three vehicles about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Clinton County sheriff’s Sgt. Jeff Clarke says nine cows died from the initial impact with the vehicles. Five others were injured and had to be put down.

One motorist suffered minor injuries.

Sgt. Dan Spitzley tells the newspaper that the cows “weren’t large milking cows” … “they were what they call feeder cows — in between calves and full-grown cows.”

Deputies on Tuesday were trying to locate other cows from the same farm. The farm is several miles from where the cows were hit.

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