Truck carrying cows on U.S. 41 tips, several cows dead, more were on the loose

We're told no one was hurt in the crash, but emergency officials are working to gather the cows that were released during the crash.

Posted: Nov 27, 2017 6:07 PM
Updated: Nov 28, 2017 7:51 AM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - An accident on U.S. 41 in northern Vigo County has left several cows dead.

It happened just after 5 Monday evening on U.S. 41 and Evans Avenue.

The crash involved a semi loaded with cows.

The driver of the truck told officials he swerved to avoid hitting an object on the road.

That swerve caused the cows in the back of the truck to shift their weight, resulting in the truck tipping over.

The driver of the truck didn't report any injuries, but a representative from the Otter Creek Fire Department estimated around 12 cows were killed.

Another 15 or so cows needed to be herded.

They say there were several cows roaming on U.S. 41 and even more on Evans.

U.S. 41 was closed for several hours while crews worked to contain the cows and clean up the crash. Vigo County Sheriff Greg Ewing stated the road was back open around 10:30 on Monday night. 

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