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Ongoing cattle issue on I-91 result in collision, animal fatality in Orleans

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ORLEANS –– A collision involving a cow on Interstate 91 resulted in the death of the animal and no injuries to the driver, according to Vermont State Police.

The incident occurred at approximately 9:45 p.m. yesterday near mile marker 163.4.

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Jennifer Landsberg, 50, from Barton, was operating her 2011 Nissan Frontier when she struck a cow that was on the interstate.

The impact killed the cow instantly. Landsberg, who was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the accident, did not sustain any injuries. The front of her vehicle sustained significant damage.

Throughout the day, state troopers had been responding to reports of cows on the loose between exits 26 and 27, believed to belong to Audrey Marsh, 46, of Coventry. Despite efforts to locate and secure the cows, one remained at large and led to the unfortunate crash.

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Orleans Fire Department was dispatched to assist at the scene.

Authorities noted that two other cows from the same group are still missing in the area, and their exact whereabouts are currently unknown, though there have been multiple sightings along the interstate.

Vermont State Police are urging drivers to reduce speed and exercise caution when traveling through this section of I-91.

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