Semi collides with cattle

September 08, 2015

13 HEAD OF CATTLE WERE KILLED EARLY FRIDAY WHEN A SEMI TRACTOR-TRAILER COLLIDED WITH THE ANIMALS ON HIGHWAY 75 NEAR ROCK RAPIDS.

THE LYON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SAYS 57-YEAR-OLD DAVID MCCOMBS OF POLK CITY, IOWA WAS SOUTHBOUND AND HAD CRESTED A HILL WHEN HE SAW 20 TO 30 CATTLE ON THE ROADWAY. HE STRUCK THE HERD, KILLING 13.

MCCOMBS WASN’T INJURED.

DAMAGE TO THE SEMI WAS ESTIMATED AT $1,500.

THE COLLISION TOOK PLACE SHORTLY AFTER 3:00 A.M.

THE LYON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE WAS ASSISTED BY THE ROCK RAPIDS FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.