UPDATE: Minor Injuries after Prison Vehicle Collides with a Cow
MADISON - Seven inmates and one transportation officer received care after an early morning collision. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office reported a motor vehicle accident at 5:15 Friday morning on US 24 ,within the city limits of Madison.
The out of state prison transport vehicle struck a cow in the roadway. The Sheriff's Office secured the seven out-of-state-inmates, while the Missouri State Highway Patrol conducted the accident investigation.
Monroe County deputies helped transport the seven inmates and officer to the Moberly Regional Medical Center. Once in the hospital, the Moberly Police Department controlled security of the building and inmates. According to Moberly Regional Medical Center the prisoners were well behaved while there.
Chief Deputy Joe Colston, of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office, told KOMU the private transportation company was transporting out-of-state inmates to unknown locations. Deputy Colston was unclear on the location of the inmates when he left the medical center Friday morning.
Colston said the cow was walking around Friday morning when he was on the scene of the accident. As of the afternoon, Moberly Regional Medical Center told KOMU the cow did not make it through the day.
Six of the prisoners in the accident were taken to Sheraton County Jail. The last prisoner was taken to University Hospital in Columbia. The Columbia Police Department and the University of Missouri Police Departement had no information on the prisoner.