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Man in critical condition after hitting cow on SR-102

Feb 27, 2022, 9:57 PM | Updated: Feb 28, 2022, 8:10 am
(Utah Highway Patrol)...
(Utah Highway Patrol)
(Utah Highway Patrol)

BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah — A man was flown to a trauma center Sunday night after authorities say he hit a cow on state Route 102 in Box Elder County.

The incident happened at milepost 14 around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Officials with the Utah Department of Public Safety said the car was traveling westbound when it collided with the animal.

The driver, who was the only occupant in the vehicle, was extracted before he was transported by ground to the closest hospital. He was then flown to a trauma center on the Wasatch Front, according to DPS officials, in critical condition.

The cow died at the scene.

DPS officials said the Utah Highway Patrol is investigating how the cow got on the roadway and whether any other factors came into play.

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