Prize-winning cow killed in crash
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Madison police have cited a 26-year-old woman for inattentive driving in a crash that killed a prize-winning cow returning from the World Dairy Expo. Police say the woman was reading a text message while driving Saturday night. She allegedly swerved into a cattle trailer in the next lane, causing the trailer to crash into a ditch and overturn. Inside the trailer were eight prize-winning Jersey cows from the Dairy Expo valued at around $500,000. The Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/Q49P9Y ) reports one cow died in the crash. The others were led safely from the overturned trailer by other Expo-goers who saw the crash and stopped to help. Neither driver was hurt. World Dairy Expo general manager Mark Clarke says the owner of the cow is from a state outside of Wisconsin.
— Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, http://www.madison.com/wsj
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