Cows put down after cattle truck overturns on I-64 in Metro-East

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on January 2, 2013 at 11:47 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 2:19 AM

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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (KMOV) – An unknown number of cows had to be put down after a cattle truck overturned in East St. Louis on Wednesday.

The truck overturned on westbound I-64 at the 3rd St. exit. Officials said 95 cattle were in the trailer when the wreck happened, but all were still contained.

The driver suffered a hand injury, but refused medical treatment. An unknown number of cows had to be put down, according to officials.

One left lane of I-64 and the exit were shut down as crews worked to clear the scene.

The cause of the wreck was unknown.

 

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