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. Earthling

    I really thought I saw a cow jumped over the moon... I mean a cow jumped over the train...

    November 10, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Earthling

    They all died and became holy cows !!!

    November 10, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. david walker

    were the cows white or black? Was this a racially motivated hate crime?

    November 10, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • E

      Bahahahahahahahahaha...isn't it always racially motivated? I bet it was a bunch of angry Chickens from Chik-fil-a...those jerks.

      November 11, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  4. jenjen

    i am a meat eater. i feel bad that the cows had to go in such a way but my heart goes out to the owner that has now lost his product. this is sad regardless of what you do or do not eat

    November 10, 2010 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. vincenzo cunnilinguini

    that metal construction on the front of trains is called a "cow catcher".
    MWAH HA HA HA HA

    November 10, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Kendo23

    This story has really affected my moooood!

    November 10, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. troy singer

    Jjj

    November 10, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  8. DorkChick

    I am guessing the chickens made it out unscathed, as well...

    November 10, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. flatened cow number 13

    ...all I heard was......holy ****! get the **** out of the way!...and thenn i ended up here on your plate

    November 10, 2010 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Nonards

    Cows are so dumb, that when it snows, they can't think to search under the snow for grass, and starve. They ARE tastey, and my teeth are sharp, in order to tear their flesh. Mmmmmm!

    November 10, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Greg

    Well I guess theres no reason to go see unstoppable now...

    November 10, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. david walker

    i ran a train on a few fat cows too!

    November 10, 2010 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • NASSEE01

      OMG!!! THAT WAS FUNNY!!

      November 10, 2010 at 6:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. DorkChick

    THIS JUST IN:
    20 Cowls Lose Game of Chicken To Train

    November 10, 2010 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. *flyin cow 20

    Youtube cow vs train

    November 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. *flyin cow 20

    Train hits cows on youtube

    November 10, 2010 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
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