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Texas cop dies in wreck caused by cow

Corporal David Slaton is survivied by his wife and son

Duty Death: David Ralph Slaton - [Highway Patrol, Texas]

By PoliceOne Staff

MONTAGUE COUNTY, Texas — Corporal David Slaton was killed in a vehicle accident in Montague County when his patrol car struck a cow that had wandered into the roadway.

After striking the cow on U.S. 81, his patrol car veered into the path of an oncoming semi, causing a second collision.

Corporal Slaton had served with the Texas Highway Patrol for 36 years. He is survived by his wife and son.

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