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Truck Hauling Cattle Crashes on Interstate 80

Truck Hauling Cattle Crashes on Interstate 80



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A semitrailer hauling nearly 80 cattle crashed early Thursday on Interstate 80.

Many had to be euthanized, although an exact number was not immediately available. Several became loose and caused three crashes, said Trooper Randall Akers of the Utah Highway Patrol.

Courtesy Utah Dept. of Public Safety
Courtesy Utah Dept. of Public Safety

The driver was eastbound, about 25 miles west of the Utah-Wyoming border, when he became distracted around 2 a.m., veered through the median and hit a wall on the westbound side of the interstate, Akers said.

Courtesy Utah Dept. of Public Safety
Courtesy Utah Dept. of Public Safety

Two other semis and an ambulance crashed into cattle. No one was seriously injured, he said.

Interstate 80 was closed for about two hours, Akers said.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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