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Two cows struck and killed on Cape

Two cows were struck by a car and killed on Route 6A in Sandwich late Thursday night, police said.

A Honda Civic traveling east near the Hammond Road intersection at about 8:10 p.m. hit the cows. They were dark-
colored and difficult to see in Thursday night’s storm, police said.

Dana Sweet, 57, the vehicle’s operator, suffered minor injuries and was treated by Sandwich firefighters at the scene. The Rockland resident does not face any charges, police said.

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The Honda Civic’s front end, hood, and windshield were badly damaged, police said.

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The two cows were found dead by officers arriving at the scene. Massachusetts Department of Transportation workers removed the animals and returned them to their owner at a farm nearby, police said.

Investigators found that a total of five cows were missing. Sandwich Animal Control came and found them in the woods near the car.

They were also returned to the owner, police said.

Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at jacqueline.tempera@globe.com. Follow her on twitter @jacktemp.

Correction: Because of incorrect information supplied to the Globe, an earlier version of this story reported the wrong gender for the driver. Dana Sweet is a man.