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CRASH WITH COW LEADS TO CHARGES AGAINST 2 MEN

Acting on recommendations from the V.I. Justice Department, police on St. Thomas Saturday charged two men with involuntary manslaughter after the stray cow they owned caused a fatal accident on the Bovoni road last month.
The accident on Aug. 27 left St. Thomas Rescue officer Ray Sanderson dead of multiple injuries. Ulric Sutton, 35, of Hospital Ground and Kipling Hanley, 45, of Estate Contant were each placed on $25,000 bail. Both men could face up to five years in prison if convicted.
Sanderson was traveling east on a wet roadway when his car struck the animal, which some witnesses said was a bull; the car rolled over several times before slamming into a fence. Sanderson died at Roy L. Schneider Hospital within an hour of the accident.
The animal also was killed.
Since the accident, the government had promised a crackdown on livestock owners who allow their animals to freely roam the roadways of the island untethered.

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