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. answerman28

    Awww.. that sucks. Poor cows... If they know there's heards out there why dont they put up a fence?

    November 10, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Muriel

    I wish the buddhists were right and ALL OF YOU would be re-born as cows in your next life.

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

      Bwahhhhh it's livestock would have been killed anyways. How can you even compare fuggin cows to HUMAN BEINGS?

      November 10, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • mobrule

      hey, we have feelings!

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

      If I'm reborn as a cow in my next life, I'm definitely staying off the tracks. Lesson learned.

      November 10, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thomas

      Muriel, get off the computer. Isn't it almost bingo or bridge time?

      November 10, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Name*Jim

    It must be a slow news day..

    November 10, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. whodatwhoder

    HOLLY COW!!!!

    November 10, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Pat

    Somehow, this is all Obama's fault....

    November 10, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • JeeperJoe

      It's Clinton's fault

      November 10, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • John K

      Carter's fault.

      November 10, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sugger cube treat

    That really sucks for the farmer who lost all that money but I guess he should of checked his fences or something probably his fault but that's alot of money wasted and food too they could probably save some but it would be a mess!

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

      Now that's what I call a run-on sentence...

      November 10, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. PETA

    Ban all trains!

    November 10, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sugger cube treat

      That would be dumb because I know people are mad and worked up but why ban all the trains when they are a big part of Americas trans. and shipping companys! So get real PETA!

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

      Umm, can you say "mildly amusing troll"?

      November 10, 2010 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  8. d50

    Would you like fries with that?

    November 10, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. safety conscious

    Congress! Quick, form a investigation commission that will mandate that all locomotives must have airbags mounted to the front with moo sensors

    November 10, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Cris

    This kind of story gets me all emootional.

    November 10, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ant

      This comment is so underappreciated lol

      November 10, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Teriander

    It needs to be a federal law for Trains to have a camera mounted on the front of them. I would pay to see this video on youtube!

    November 10, 2010 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • WHIZZY

      YOU KNOW IT WAS TERRORIST DOING A TEST RUN THAT OPENED THE GATE AND PUT CORN ON THE TRACKS.
      GEE, IMAGINE WHAT THE EFFECTS WOULD HAVE BEEN WITH A HIGH SPEED PASSENGER TRAIN..
      THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX !!!!

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

    How now brown cows? ....

    November 10, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Greg

    humans win again!

    November 10, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ed

    Norfolk Southern 20, Cows 0

    November 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • MarkinFL

      cows 1 – they got the lead engine.

      November 10, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  15. joe

    It's Bush's fault.

    November 10, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Captain Planet

      ^

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

      Reagan's fault.

      November 10, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
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