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. swnia

    looks like those cows will never ... GET A HEAD IN LIFE LOL!!!

    November 10, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • CISGman

      So.................where's the beef?

      November 10, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bugmenot

      EAT MORE CHIKIN DUH!!!!!!!!

      November 10, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • anon

      great now well have to hear PETA ramble on abot how the train company slaughtered 20 innocent cows rofl. CNN must be out of things to report right now to actually put this on.

      November 10, 2010 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ngek

      Geez although this news looks funny...there is nothing funny about it! The owner of the herd should get a penalty for endangering the life of the people on board the train, for the 3 hours traffic jammed and neglect for not properly securing those poor cows !! 

      November 10, 2010 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • JackieInDallas

      I agree...see my comment above yours. That farmer is criminally negligent and it was very lucky for him that no one on the train was hurt, or that there wasn't a major derailment. Yes, there are a lot of good jokes that can be pulled from this story - and I laughed at a lot of them, myself - but there could have been some serious consequences. I hope that the farmer's local constabulary not only hits him with damages, but fines him for cruelty to animals!

      November 10, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kb

      Mooooooooooooo!!!!

      November 10, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      Mooooo over!!

      November 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • this sucks

      Who owns the Mooooooooovie rights?

      November 10, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fricsaid

      They should have just moooooved out of the way. 🙂

      November 10, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • MattyCombs

      Sometimes, cattle get out, and there's nothing that can be done about it.

      November 10, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. guest

    Udder distruction

    November 10, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • mi

      nice one

      November 10, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • CBEK

      LMAO

      November 10, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott ATL

      Yeah... I gotta give props on that one. Line of the day...

      November 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay LAS

      LOL, best line of the day.

      November 10, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jamin0

      Nice 🙂

      November 10, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • guest

      Priceless!

      November 10, 2010 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike Hunt

      Indeed. A real COW-tastrophe if you ask me!

      November 10, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Indeed! Very nice. You should milk this for all its worth!

      November 10, 2010 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • nan rose

      Brilliant play on words!

      November 10, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • RQ

      Discussing this story isn't so much a MOOT point as it is a MOOO point....it's like a cow's opinion...it doesn't matter

      November 10, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary

      Did the conductor tell the cows to moooove?

      November 10, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jo

    Betcha those were some MAD COWS!!!!!

    November 10, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve (the real one)

      They weren't mad for long!

      November 10, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Al

    Very sad! Hopefully they went quick and were not in too much pain. Glad to hear the conductor/other workers were okay.

    November 10, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      I seriously doubt it. Most were probably wounded and had to be put down.

      November 10, 2010 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Courtney

      I agree, Al. It's nice to see someone with compassion comment on this story.

      November 10, 2010 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donna

      That is sad. I agree with Al they are still animals and can feel pain. Hopefully they went quickly.

      November 10, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. thor's codpiece

    mmm...ground beef

    November 10, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marco

      rotflmao

      November 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. G

    Free Steak Dinners for the whole county!

    November 10, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mike

    i cant believe this made cnn....

    November 10, 2010 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      ...Really?

      November 10, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • MarkinFL

      Well heck, I run over more than 20 head of cattle everyday on my way to work. Big deal!

      November 10, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jcthinker

      CNN will "milk" this story for a while.

      November 10, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pat

      I can. I just readd it up there ^

      Fire up the grill and quit complaining.

      November 10, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sara

      Okay, smart guy. Why don't you come up with some "real news."
      God, you people are SO annoying. You read it didn't you?

      November 10, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  8. nikii

    I guess you could say...
    *puts on glasses*
    They should have moooved over

    November 10, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • guest

      great comment haha

      November 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • anon

      YYYYYYEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!

      November 10, 2010 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • blackhelops

      You are my hero-of-the-day, that was hilarious!

      November 10, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. guest

    that's a waste of food

    November 10, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  10. EQ2 Guy

    OMG ban trains immediately
    poor cows – hope they didnt suffer much while the train ground them up

    November 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ken

    What were OSU cheerleaders doing on train tracks near Columbus?

    November 10, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cris

      Happy Birthday Semper Fi.

      November 10, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • adrien

      LOL!!!

      November 10, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • EddieD

      Man, that's just beautiful! Best comment yet! (And a very good question.)

      November 10, 2010 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • JB

      You can't spell C_CK _ _UCKERS
      without OSU

      November 10, 2010 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Semper Fi

    BBQ time! I hope they butchered them and gave the meat to the needy.

    November 10, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • MarkinFL

      Nope, selling it. Gotta pay for the engine repair somehow.

      November 10, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jeremy

    I guess now we have no choice but to 'Eat Mor Chikin'.

    November 10, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Penny

      mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm......chik fil a

      November 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ZOOMER165

    SOOOO, FREE BURGERS?

    November 10, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  15. phatslim

    An extremist group of chickens with ties to Chik-fil-A claimed responsibility in response to calls by cows to eat more Chikin'.

    November 10, 2010 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      LMAO!!

      November 10, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kadie

      BAHAHAHAHAHA

      November 10, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • guest

      Funny!

      November 10, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
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