HOUSTON A cow was killed after it ran across the North Freeway and was hit by a car early Sunday in north Houston.

According to witnesses, a cow got loose and was running on the main lanes of the freeway at 3:45 a.m. A woman driving over the overpass near Gulf Bank Road could not see the cow until too late and struck the animal.

The cow died on the freeway. The driver was not injured in the accident.

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