Black Cow on a Dark Road Has Deadly Results Kansas motorcyclist dies in freak accident By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Jun 26, 2016 8:33 AM CDT 84 comments Comments Black cows. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) (Newser) – A 59-year-old Kansas man was killed when the motorcycle he was driving Friday night collided with a black cow on a blacktopped road, reports KAKE. Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Brant Birney said there were no witnesses when James Zordel hit the cow on a paved rural road about six miles south of Interstate 70 near Russell. It's not clear if Zordel was speeding or if the cow suddenly appeared from the side of the road, notes the AP. "It was dark. He was driving down a blacktop road and he hit a black cow," Birney said, adding that exactly what caused the accident may never be known. Zordel, who was not wearing a helmet, died at the scene.