NPSO Deputies, Louisiana State Police, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS, along with Natchitoches Parish Fire Districts #1 and #5 responded to a three-vehicle injury crash on Interstate-49 near Chopin Oct. 22 at 8:45 p.m.
Deputies say the primary cause of the crash is believed to be the result of a cow being in the roadway.
Three people were transported from the scene by EMS to Rapides Regional Medical Center with moderate non-life threatening injuries.
Initial reports were two-vehicles involved but when deputies arrived on the scene, they learned three-vehicles were involved.
The deceased cow was removed from the roadway.
The crash is being investigated by Troopers assigned to Louisiana State Police, Troop-E Alexandria.