Animal control vehicle hit while trying to wrangle cow on I-24

A cow was involved in a two-vehicle wreck on Interstate 24 that sent three people to a local hospital Thursday afternoon, according to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department. 

Deputies were dispatched to the 2 mile marker of I-24 westbound around 3:45 p.m. Thursday because a cow was reportedly running in traffic. While on their way, deputies got a report of a two-vehicle wreck with entrapment and possible injuries. 

Deputies say the driver of a McCracken County Animal Control Vehicle — 58-year-old Kathryn Coleman — was trying to corral a cow running on the interstate when the vehicle was hit by another vehicle. The second vehicle was driven by 70-year-old Eugene Campian of Jamestown North Carolina.

Coleman and Campian were taken to Baptist Health Paducah and Lourdes respectively by Mercy Regional EMS with injuries described as "non-incapacitating." 

The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by Mercy Regional EMS, the Concord Volunteer Fire Department, the Paducah Fire Department, and Jason’s Collision Center.

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