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Man swerves to avoid vehicle, hits and kills cow in Stearns County

Man swerves to avoid vehicle, hits and kills cow in Stearns County Photo: Stearns County

Updated: October 21, 2019 09:16 AM

A cow was killed in a Stearns County crash early Friday morning. 

According to the police report, a driver, identified as 31-year-old Christopher Madigan of Eden Valley, was driving his 2003 Cadillac Escalade southbound on County Road 9 near County Road 21 when another vehicle pulled out in front of him from County Road 21.

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Madigan attempted to avoid colliding with the other vehicle and went into the east side ditch of County Road 9 as a result. Police said Madigan went into a small pasture and hit a cow.

The cow owner was notified of the situation and arrived on scene to tend to the animal but the cow died from its injuries, the report stated.

According to a news release, Madigan did not require any medical attention and alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

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