Prize-winning dairy cow killed in inattentive-driving crash

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MADISON (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, October 6th. 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.

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.