3 cows still loose in midstate after tractor-trailer hauling them burns

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 19, 2017 2:24 PM

(Middletown) -- State police say three cows were still on the loose days after a truck driver released 101 cows when the tractor-trailer hauling them caught fire on a Pennsylvania highway.

The fire happened about 8:30 a.m. on Route 283 in Lower Swatara Township, Dauphin County.

Police say all but three of the cows had been found by Wednesday. One is being blamed for causing a car crash about 10 p.m. Saturday.

Dave Wolfgang, of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, tells WHTM-TV that people shouldn't try to wrangle the cows themselves. They should call 911. Otherwise, the cows might become spooked and trample you in the process.

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