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Cows On The Loose In West Mich.

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Five cows remain on the lam in west Michigan one day after the cattle hauler that was delivering them to a slaughterhouse overturned.

Police said 14 of 26 cows remained inside the trailer after it overturned about 4 a.m. Wednesday on southbound U.S. 131 in Kent County. The driver, a 42-year-old man from Harrison, suffered minor injuries.

Police said the wayward cows hoofed it over highway guardrails, caused traffic detours and at least one accident.

Officers rustled up seven cows and received multiple calls about the five fugitives.

The animals were headed from a farm in Farwell, near Mount Pleasant, to a slaughterhouse in Milwaukee.

Michigan State Police Trooper Joe Young tells The Grand Rapids Press the cows will be euthanized when they are captured.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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