Semi full of cows nearly slides into river

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    PASCO, Wash. - Pasco police say a semi-trailer full of cows nearly slid into the Snake River Monday afternoon.

    According to a post on the Pasco Police Facebook a semi was carrying a trailer full of cows from Canada, headed to the Tyson Foods plant at Wallula.

    As the semi approached its last intersection, Sacajewea Park Road, a white Chevy Cruze was coming the other way, attempting a left turn across the median to go south on Sacajewea Park Road.

    "Under the slick conditions, the driver found himself crawling out of the median area and into the path of the semi," police said.

    Police say the semi had no way of stopping, so the driver tried to move out of the way and went down a steep embankment, bouncing hard over the railway at the bottom.

    The car then came to a stop "almost literally hanging over the water," police said.

    There were no injuries but the cows will have to wait until Tuesday to continue their journey.

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