Cow dead, man hospitalized after Stanton County crash

STANTON, Neb. -- Authorities in northeast Nebraska say a cow is dead and a man is recovering after a car crash.

The Stanton County Sheriff's Office says they were called Thursday night about a car versus cow accident south of Stanton on Highway 57.

Authorities say the accident happened when a car driving by a man from St. Paul hit a large cow on the highway.

The crash killed the cow and sent the car into a ditch. The driver was taken to a hospital in Norfolk by EMS.

The sheriff's office said seatbelts were used with airbags that prevented serious injuries.

The car is considered a total loss.