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Published May 07, 2012, 04:05 PM

80 Cows Escape Confinement in Northeast Iowa

SHELDON, Iowa (AP) — Officials say a Minnesota driver escaped injury after crashing into some cows that wandered onto a highway in northwest Iowa.

By: Associated Press,

SHELDON, Iowa (AP) — Officials say a Minnesota driver escaped injury after crashing into some cows that wandered onto a highway in northwest Iowa.

The Sioux City Journal says the Sioux County sheriff's office reported 80 cows escaped from a confinement in Hospers Sunday night.

Authorities say 57-year-old Alan Oberloh, of Worthington, Minn., hit two cows early Monday on Iowa Highway 60. He wasn't hurt, but both cows died. His truck had $10,000 in damage.

Sheriff spokesman Nate Huizenga says cattle are especially dangerous to motorists because they're heavy and tall, and often will end up on top of a car or the windshield.

Some cattle were still loose at mid-day on Monday. Authorities aren't sure how the animals got out.


Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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