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. Guest

    This is just udder bull!!

    November 10, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Elsie

    This story is bull.

    November 10, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mi

    Too bad they didn't moooo-ove.

    November 10, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. C

    the front of that train is probably pretty Mooshy.

    November 10, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mike

    Guess they should have moooooooved.

    November 10, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Scott W.

    In India, this would be cause for at LEAST one day of mourning.

    November 10, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • duke

      And riots.

      November 10, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Aldo

    mmm.... pretendersized beef

    November 10, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. rainsong_9

    Slow news day!?!

    November 10, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. James

    steaks anyone? the train crew ate GOOD that night!

    November 10, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Zemm

    CNN got a bum steer with this article.

    November 10, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ant

      Nice!

      November 10, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Erik

      And the train got a steer's bum.

      November 10, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. vincenzo cunnilinguini

    typical misleading media story.
    the cows knew what they were doing.

    November 10, 2010 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Muriel

    People are unbelievable callous. Those cows are living creatures, just like you and me and they do feel pain.

    November 10, 2010 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • yevtab

      No!!! Those cows WERE living creatures, WERE.

      November 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed

      ...not when a train turns their brains in to something resembling hominy and snot

      November 10, 2010 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • mobrule

      not anymore.

      November 10, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • lkawejr

      Don't you mean unbelievably COWllous?

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

      It's too bad they didn't survive to be dismembered in a slaughterhouse. Oops, sorry. Was that reality too callous for you?

      November 10, 2010 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thomas

      Muriel? I didn't know 85 year old ladies knew how to use computers.

      November 10, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve (the real one)

      I understand the owner is about 20 cow-less!

      November 10, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • flyboy67109

      I don't thing they are like me. First, I can type on a keyboard and cows can't. Second, I don't stand around all day and eat grass. I eat COWS!!!

      November 10, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Perifinal vision

    The saddest part is that the owner of the cows was never named. Lazy parents...

    November 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • crazydan

      I don't care who you are......thet's funny!

      November 10, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  14. opines

    cow tipping to a new level?

    November 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adam

      Cow bowling!

      November 10, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. John

    3 hours, it takes a long time to cook all of that beef. Sounds like a BBQ will be happening shortly

    November 10, 2010 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
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