A truck struck two cows on U.S. Highway 97. The collision occurred on early Saturday morning near Wapato, Washington.
According to the Yakima Herald, at approximately 3:15 a.m., the truck driver, Wesley R. Smith, was driving north on the highway when he struck two cows. His truck then crashed 200 feet up a barrier, causing the fuel take to rupture, setting the truck on fire.
Smith managed to climb out of the passenger door. He suffered minor injuries. Smith was taken to a local hospital and was later released.
The truck was totaled.
Both the northbound and southbound lanes of the highway were shut down for several hours.