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Prized cow killed in texting-while-driving accident

Prized cow killed in texting-while-driving accident

By The Associated Press. CREATED Oct 8, 2012

MADISON- 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 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.