TILDEN, Neb. — Authorities say two people were injured and five head of cattle were killed in a northeast Nebraska highway accident.

Norfolk radio station KNEN reports (http://bit.ly/2cPjene ) that the accident occurred around 11 p.m. Saturday on U.S. Highway 275, about a mile west of Tilden. Antelope County Sheriff”s Deputy John Shaver says John Kight, of Neligh, was headed west when the sport utility vehicle he was driving struck the five black animals on the roadway.

Kight and his passenger, Jackie Sparr, were treated at a Neligh (NEE’-lee) hospital and released.

Shaver says it was lucky that the cattle the SUV struck were yearlings and not full grown.

Information from: KNEN-FM, http://www.knenfm.com

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