The Dodge City Community College football team was involved in a car accident early Sunday morning, Aug. 25. The accident occurred east of Spearville around 1:30 a.m. after the school bus, transporting some passengers from the college football team ran into a herd of cattle that was blocking the road.
According to David Wetmore, Director of Marketing and Human Resources for Dodge City Community College, there was no way for the bus to avoid the cattle. In total, nine cows were killed. The passengers of the bus suffered no injuries.
“We regret the loss of the cattle but we are certainly pleased that no [passengers] were hurt,” Wetmore said.
The football team was returning from a game against Butler Community College in El Dorado. According to Wetmore, bus driver Brice Simpsons kept the bus under control during the accident. The school bus suffered some damage.
Following the school bus were four vans transporting players and coaches, after those passengers were brought home, an additional bus was sent back for those aboard the damaged bus.