6 vehicles involved in I-29 crash after nearly 100 cattle got free near Brookings

Published: Oct. 18, 2021 at 11:16 AM CDT
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Authorities say six vehicles were involved in accidents in Brookings County when 90 head of cattle got out of a pen overnight Saturday.

The Brookings County Sheriff’s Office and South Dakota Highway Patrol responded to a car vs cow crash on I-29 north of Brookings at 1:30 am Saturday. Authorities say approximately 90 head of cattle had gotten out of a pen with some walking across the interstate.

As deputies were responded to the first accident, six other vehicles struck multiple other cattle.

In total, six vehicles and 12 head of cattle were involved in the crashes.

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