Pickup hits and kills cow in Montgomery County


February 10th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office says a cow was killed, but no one was injured, when a pickup collided with the animal Thursday evening, in Stanton. Sheriff Joe Sampson says Jason Poston, of Villisca, was traveling south on Q Avenue just before 5-p.m., when he topped a hill south of 230th Street, and came upon cattle on the road.

Poston, who is the President of the Villisca School Board, was unable to avoid the animals, because there was a railroad overpass in the victinity. The 2009 Chevy Silverado pickup he was driving hit one of the cows, which rolled to the bottom of a bank next to the railroad tracks.

The owner of the cows, Kit Johnson, of Stanton, was contacted by the Montgomery County Communications Center and notified about the accident. Johnson told authorities he knew the cattle were out, and had been attempting to corral them. Officials with the Burlington Northern Railroad were also notified. Poston’s pickup sustained $9,000 damage. The black cow his pickup struck, was valued at $1,000.