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.