Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Rain
Temperature
71°F
Dew Point
63°F
Humidity
76%
Wind
ESE at 6 mph
Barometer
30.05 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
06:15 a.m.
Sunset
07:40 p.m.
Afternoon Forecast (12:00pm-7:00pm)
Temperatures will range from 73 to 70 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 15 miles per hour from the southeast.
7-Day Forecast
Thursday
73°F / 59°F
Light Rain
Friday
87°F / 64°F
Light Rain
Saturday
77°F / 62°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
81°F / 62°F
Scattered Showers
Monday
75°F / 58°F
Scattered Showers
Tuesday
75°F / 56°F
Partly Cloudy
Wednesday
77°F / 56°F
Partly Cloudy
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Thursday...Temperatures will range from a high of 73 to a low of 59 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 15 miles per hour from the eastsoutheast. 0.23 inches of rain are expected.
This Evening ...Temperatures will range from 65 to 59 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 8 and 13 miles per hour from the east. Rain amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch are predicted.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 59 to 63 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 6 and 10 miles per hour from the east. Rain amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are expected.
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 87 to a low of 64 degrees with cloudy skies. Winds will range between 3 and 18 miles per hour from the south. 1.32 inches of rain are expected.

Texting driver causes death of prized show cow

Oct. 11, 2012 | 0 comments

As cattle trailers and exhibitors left World Dairy Expo on Saturday evening (Oct. 6), one hauler was unlucky enough to be in an accident caused by an inattentive driver. That accident caused the death of one prized cow that had been shown at Expo.

Madison police said 25-year-old driver Katherine J. De Felice of McFarland was cited for inattentive driving after she read a text while driving and allegedly caused the crash.

Her vehicle struck a cattle trailer hauling animals home from Expo, which had just concluded at 5 p.m. and caused the trailer to begin swaying. According to police the driver of the pickup truck pulling the trailer was unable to maintain control and eventually overturned in a ditch with eight Jersey show cattle inside.

The accident happened about 9:45 p.m. on the Beltline just east of the Expo show grounds near the Interstate.

Madison police Sgt. Paul Jacobsen released an accident report that said one cow was killed in the crash but there were no injuries to people. There were also no other crashes as a result of what soon became a bigger scene, he said.

The driver of the truck was only identified as a 45-year-old man from Hastings, MN.

Other World Dairy Expo exhibitors and cattle haulers who were leaving Madison at the same time stopped to help the truck driver and they were able to safely lead the other cows out of the trailer.

Other trailers were summoned to remove the surviving cattle from the scene.

Reports in the Madison media said that several of the cows were taken for veterinary treatment after the crash.

World Dairy Expo spokeswoman Janet Keller told Wisconsin State Farmer that organizers were happy no exhibitors got hurt in the accident and felt it was unfortunate that the show animal had died in the crash, but she said that since the incident happened off the show grounds that Expo had no more official information on it than what was in the police report.

There have been postings related to the accident online, she said, but she didn't want to comment on those. She said she did not know the identity of the cattle that were involved in the crash or their owners.

Local media quoted Madison Police Lt. Stephanie Bradley Wilson who said the cattle involved in the accident were valued at $500,000.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Page Tools

Search

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement