Eden Valley Man Swerves to Miss Vehicle, Hits Cow

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An Eden Valley man is okay after he says he swerved to miss a vehicle, but in doing so, hit a cow in a pasture.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says 31-year-old Christopher Madigan was driving his SUV southbound on County Road 9 near County Road 21 west of Eden Valley when a vehicle pulled out in front of him from County Road 21.

Authorities say Madigan attempted to avoid colliding with the other vehicle and entered the east side ditch of County Road 9 and went into a small pasture and struck a cow.

The cow died from its injuries. The cow owner was notified of the situation and arrived on scene to tend to the deceased animal.

Authorities say Madigan did not require any medical attention and alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.

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