14 Cattle Dead After Vehicle Crashes on Rural Michigan Road

August 16, 2016 06:27 PM

More than a dozen cattle that escaped overnight from their pens have been struck by vehicles after wandering into a rural road in Clinton County's Dallas Township, Mich.

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

Clinton County sheriff's Sgt. Jeff Clarke says nine cattle 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 cattle from the same farm. The farm is several miles from where the cows were hit.

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