The cow was badly injured from the fall and had to be euthanized.
The cow remained there all weekend with a towing notice attached before its owner removed it around midday Monday, Beavercreek police said.
While it’s not uncommon for farm animals to get stuck or perish on major roadways in Ohio, it’s more common in rural areas than major highways, said ODOT Public Information Officer Kathleen Fuller, public information officer for the Ohio Department of Transportation.
“We’ve dealt with horses, cows … it’s more common on a two-lane route,” she said.
ODOT crews or law enforcement will usually clean up wild animals, such as seer, from roadways, but for domesticated or tagged animals, it’s typical to let the owner of the animal handle it, Fuller said.