Cow falls from livestock trailer in Rockingham, police search for owner

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Vermont State Police continue to search for the owner of a cow that fell off the back of a livestock trailer on Wednesday morning at Williams Road and Route 103 north in the town of Rockingham.

According to police, witnesses at the scene said that around 10:44 a.m. Dec. 15, the cow had fallen off the trailer. Police issued a “be on the lookout” call for the trailer with the gate open, which is an unsecured load violation. The trailer was believed to be heading up 103 North or Route 11 West.  The northbound lane was closed until the cow was safely moved from the roadway.

State Police Cpl. Bryson Lunderville said that a vet was called but due to the cow’s injuries it had to be put down. The cow was then taken from the scene.

Anyone with information relating to the identity of the owner is asked to contact the Vermont State Police at the Westminster Barracks at 802-722-4600.

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About the Author: Cynthia Prairie has been a newspaper editor more than 40 years. Cynthia has worked at such publications as the Raleigh Times, the Baltimore News American, the Buffalo Courier Express, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Patuxent Publishing chain of community newspapers in Maryland, and has won numerous state awards for her reporting. As an editor, she has overseen her staffs to win many awards for indepth coverage. She and her family moved to Chester, Vermont in 2004.

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  1. Joan Wacker says:

    The owner should get more then a ticket, that was pure animal abuse! Not inspecting the lock to see that it’s secure, is negligence.

  2. Arlene Mutschler says:

    Just thinking if the driver thinks he is going to get a ticket? he is NOT going to come forward, is he??