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Three Different Vehicles Strike Cattle

Lyon Sheriff Facebook HeaderAlvord, Iowa — Two vehicles were totaled and another was damaged after striking cattle on the roadway in the morning hours of Monday, October 17th north of Alvord.

The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office reports that at about 6:25 am on Monday, 39-year-old Brandon Kruse of George was driving a 2002 Buick LeSabre westbound on A-26. Fifty-six-year-old Steven Hansman of Phoenix, Arizona was driving a 2015 Ford Escape, also westbound on A-26. 29-year-old Joel Koedam of Lester was driving a 1997 Pontiac Bonneville northbound on K-30.

According to the report, Kruse struck a cow on the roadway, causing his vehicle to spine and strike numerous other cows and then go into the north ditch. Hansman swerved to miss numerous other cows on the road and ended up striking one of the cows that Kruse had hit. Upon the Sheriff’s Office arrival, it was found that Koedam also struck a cow that was in the roadway.

The Buick and Pontiac were each a total loss; the Ford received $5,000 damage; the loss of cattle was $4,000.

No injuries were reported.

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