Authorities say tell the Covington News that more than 40 cows got loose from a pasture along Georgia Highway 11 around 10 p.m. Wednesday. They said that led to at least six accidents because drivers couldn't see the dark-colored cows.
Georgia State Patrol Trooper Moses Little says a Toyota van struck and killed seven cows. The van was demolished.
A Chevy pickup truck struck and killed three more cows. Authorities say three other animals had to be put down by a sheriff's deputy.
No serious injuries were reported.
Bricton Farms owner C.L. Cook says the animals were worth about $40,000.