ALGOMA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) - Police had a difficult time trying to corral about a dozencattle on a highway after the animals escaped a wrecked semi-trucktrailer. Not all of the cows have been rounded up, so police saydrivers in the area should use caution.
It was about 4 a.m. Wednesday when the truck, for unknownreasons at this time, went off the road and overturned in thesouthbound lanes of U.S. 131 near 14 Mile Road in northern KentCounty. Twelve of the 26 cattle in the hauler escaped. MichiganState Police and members of the Kent County Sheriff's Departmentresponded but were not able to locate five of the animals.
The driver of the rig was treated at the scene for minorinjuries.
In a separate crash a short distance away, a vehicle occupied bya woman and her two kids hit one of those runaway cows. The womantold police she was on her way to her babysitter's house when a cowcame out of nowhere, colliding with her car near 13 Mile Road andU.S. 131. She and her kids, ages 9 and 10, were not hurt.
If you see one of the unaccounted-for cows, you can call TrueGrit Transportation at (989) 205-2918.
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