2 cows killed in collision with patrol car
An Elmore County Sheriff's Deputy struck a pair of cows early Friday morning, killing both of the animals and severely damaging his patrol car.
Deputy Ray Page was uninjured in the accident on Airbase Road between mile markers 4 and 5 at 5 a.m. Friday morning. His airbag deployed during the collision.
The area past the Chevron station toward the base on Airbase Road is open range, in which cattle technically have the right of way under state law.
"It was some black cows in the dark," Page said. "I saw some legs running by the side of the car, swerved, and hit the (other) two cows" with the front end of the patrol car. Both of the cows died at the scene.
Page said it looked to him like damage to the vehicle was extensive "and probably isn't recoverable."