of a pitch-black night, dark asphalt surface and black Angus cattle led
to a two-car, three-semi accident along U.S. 50 in rural central Kansas, The
Hutchinson News reported Jan. 16.
wandered onto the road surface in Harvey County the night of Jan. 14
after an animal, either a cow or deer, knocked over a portion of the
electric fence that contained them, the newspaper reported. One semi
rolled over after swerving to avoid the animals. Another struck a cow,
while a third hit a car that stopped in the roadway after hitting another
U.S. 50 carries a significant amount of truck traffic and crosses several
parts of Kansas where significant cattle operations are located, including
Chase County in the east and Finney County in the far west.