HAVRE, Mont. (NMB) – A cow on U.S. Highway 87 south of Havre caused two separate single-vehicle crashes on Monday evening, according to Montana Highway Patrol trooper Lewis Johnson.
At around 5:50 pm, a Dodge Dart traveling southbound struck and killed a full grown cow at mile marker 96. None of the four occupants of the car were injured, but the car suffered disabling damage and was towed from the scene.
Approximately five minutes later, a Chevy Malibu, also heading southbound, ran over the dead cow. The driver was not injured, but the other occupant, a teenage female, was transported to Northern Montana Hospital with minor injuries. The Malibu suffered minor front end damage and was able to drive away from the scene.
Alcohol, drugs or excessive speed are not believed to be factors in the crash, and all occupants of both vehicles were wearing seatbelts.
The owner of the cow was cited by Chippewa Cree Law Enforcement.