Vehicle, Semi-Truck Accident Leads To Death Of Two Cattle

MADISON – Earlier this week the Madison County Sheriff’s office responded to a two vehicle accident.

At approximately 4 p.m. on Monday, October 7, officers came upon the intersection of North Main Street and Hwy 81 and North Main Street near Madison.

According to the release, a 1997 Chevy Cavalier driven by a 56-year old Norfolk woman was struck by a 2007 Kenworth driven by a 34-year old Clark, South Dakota man hauling a full load of cattle as it tried to turn around in the south bound lane of traffic.

After contact, the car spun into the west ditch where it came to a rest. The semi then overturned on to the driver’s side and slid approximately 150 feet further down the road. The driver of the Cavalier was taken to Faith Regional ER with minor injuries and the driver of the semi refused treatment as both drivers were wearing their seat belts.

Two cattle were killed in the accident and south bound lanes of Hwy 81 were closed for approximately four hours while crews worked to extract the cattle and up-right the semi. Multiple area farmers and cattlemen helped in the extraction of the cattle by offering their time and equipment.

Assisting the Madison County Sheriff’s office were Madison Fire & Rescue, Madison PD as well as the Nebraska State Patrol.