Two cows killed by car on Route 6 on Cape Cod; driver suffers minor injuries

Two cows were hit by a car and killed on Route 6A in Sandwich late Thursday night, police said.

A Honda Civic was traveling eastbound near the Hammond Road intersection at about 8:10 p.m., when it hit the two cows. They were dark-colored and difficult to see in Thursday night’s storm, police said.

Fifty-seven-year-old Dana Sweet of Rockland, the vehicle’s operator, suffered minor injuries and was treated by Sandwich firefighters on scene. She does not face any charges, police said.

The Honda Civic suffered severe front end, hood, windshield, and hood damage, police said.

The two cows were found dead by officers arriving at the scene. Massachusetts Department of Transportation workers removed the animals, and returned them to their owner on a farm nearby, police said.


Investigators found that a total of five cows were missing. Sandwich Animal Control came and found them in the woods near the car. They were also returned to the owner, police said.

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