CAR versus COW Accident Sends Driver to Hospital

Just after 10:00 p.m. on Thursday night, the Stanton County Sheriff’s office responded to and investigated a car versus cow accident, just South of Stanton on Hwy 57. The accident occurred when a southbound car driven by Blake Chessmore, 19, of St. Paul struck a large mature cow that was on the highway. The collision killed the cow and sent the car into the west ditch coming to rest in a fenceline. Chessmore was transported to FRHS by Stanton EMS. Seatbelts were in use along with airbag deployment that prevented serious injuries. The Chessmore car was considered a total loss.

Vehicle Came to Rest Off Hwy 57 in a Fenceline