November 10th, 2010
12:07 PM ET

Train kills 20 cows

A herd of cows wandered onto a railroad line at the wrong time Tuesday, and it did not end well.

A 6,700-foot Norfolk Southern train plowed through the herd in the darkness about 6 a.m., a statement from the Clark County, Ohio, sheriff's office said.

The train, which was traveling at 38 mph, killed 20 cows, the sheriff's office said. The value of the animals was not known, and the owner was not named.

The accident, which happened about 40 miles west of Columbus, disabled the train's lead locomotive and blocked a rural highway for three hours, the statement said. No humans were injured.

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  1. En07

    Sad! But they probably suffered less by getting hit by the train then they would have at the slaughter plant!
    I love cows.. They are sweet gentle creatures!
    Now I don't eat meat or believe In factory farming etc.. I HATE PETA!!!!!!!! Or anyone else that forces their beliefs on people.

    November 10, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. anon

    @DorkChick- umm I think Spell Check failed halfway through your message! That's what you get for buying a POS iPhone, and I don't care what version you or anyone else has- they're junk!

    November 10, 2010 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ty1on

    Norfolk Southern needs a nick name...the Gravy Train.... or Kibbles and bits and bits and bits. Vote NOW!

    November 10, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ty1on

    the Norfolk Southern needs a nick name...the Gravy Train.... or Kibbles and bits and bits and bits. Vote NOW!

    November 10, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Brandon

    Value was mentioned in this article. Cows use to be respected, now they just a thing. I for one do not think nor feel the value of these twenty cows should been brought up. God bless them.

    November 10, 2010 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Funny man

    Thats is so funny, 20 cows got whacked. If I was there I'd be eating steak. Moooooo

    November 10, 2010 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Steve T

    That's more bovine trauma than a Tea Party rally!

    November 10, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. alex

    im seriously hungry now.

    November 10, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Charlotte

    Damn you, NORFOLK SOUTHERN!!!!

    November 10, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Pito

    This is a diversion for the Mara Salvatrucha to escape from preschool.

    November 10, 2010 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Wild Hurricane

    Don't bring it up, if you're not going to share.

    November 10, 2010 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Wild Hurricane

    They should make a Memorial- do you think 20 Big Mac cartons would be appropriate?

    November 11, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  13. miker99

    I like a good steak like this next person, but animals raised for food should be at least treated with respect and humanely, especailly if they had to die to keep you lot alive.

    November 13, 2010 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
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