One dead, one flown to trauma center after car hits cow in Millard County

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MILLARD COUNTY, Utah — A man was killed and a woman was taken to a trauma center after a crash involving a vehicle and a cow on SR-257 late Thursday night.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, a southbound Subaru Forester struck a cow in the roadway near milepost 38 on SR-257 around 11:45 p.m. Thursday.

Oscar Estrada, 37 of Milford, was not wearing a seat belt, and he suffered fatal injuries to the head and chest after striking the steering wheel and windshield.

An adult female was taken to Delta hospital, and from there she was flown to a trauma center in northern Utah. Her exact condition is unknown.

A 6-year-old girl who was lying down in the backseat was also unrestrained, but she was not injured in the crash.

Authorities did not state the condition of the cow.


  • bob

    For those who don’t know: In most places if you hit an animal the animal’s owner is liable for damages, both to your vehicle and to you.

    But if you’re driving in a designated “Open Range” zone, as marked by signs, the opposite is true: If you clobber livestock YOU OWE THE OWNER COMPENSATION for the animal. “Open Range” doesn’t mean there are no fences. It only means that drivers are held liable for hitting animals. The critters have the right of way.

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