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Pickup hits cows on U.S. Highway 59

Aug. 25, 2011 at 3:25 a.m.
Updated Aug. 26, 2011 at 3:26 a.m.

Jehu Salas, of McAllen, walks past the pickup he was riding in Thursday night when it struck two cows on US Highway 59 near State Highway 185. He and the driver were treated at the scene.   ANGELI WRIGHT/AWRIGHT@VICAD.COM

Rodolfo Mora, 58, of San Juan, was driving a green pickup when he hit two cows on U.S. Highway 59 near state Highway 185 on Thursday night.

Mora struck the cows about 10 p.m. Mora and his passenger, Jehu Salas, 26, of McAllen, had minor injuries and did not require transporting to a hospital.

Trooper James Vinson and firemen were investigating where the cows escaped through the fencing.

"I guessed it was two of them. I just saw them right before I hit them. And then it was boom," Mora said. Both cows died.

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