MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Madison police have cited a 26-year-old woman for inattentive driving in a crash that killed a prize-winning cow returning from the World Dairy Expo.
Police say the woman was reading a text message while driving Saturday night. She allegedly swerved into a cattle trailer in the next lane, causing the trailer to crash into a ditch and overturn.
Inside the trailer were eight prize-winning Jersey cows from the Dairy Expo valued at around $500,000.
The Wisconsin State Journal (http://bit.ly/Q49P9Y ) reports one cow died in the crash. The others were led safely from the overturned trailer by other Expo-goers who saw the crash and stopped to help.
Neither driver was hurt.
World Dairy Expo general manager Mark Clarke says the owner of the cow is from a state outside of Wisconsin.