Dead cow with attached towing notice removed from I-675

The bovine fell off a livestock trailer on Friday.

A dead cow near a privacy wall on Interstate 675 near The Greene Town Center in Beavercreek all weekend was removed Monday, according to law enforcement.

The large bovine fell off a trailer traveling on I-675 on Friday, causing traffic delays on northbound I-675 before law enforcement got it off the highway.

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 deer, from roadways, but for domesticated or tagged animals, it’s typical to let the owner of the animal handle it, Fuller said.

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