Truck full of cows flips on highway, one-third of them didn't survive

Truck full of cows flips on highway, one-third of them didn’t survive

(As originally published with additional photos, Sat, October 21st 2023, 12:24 PM EDT)

NEWTOWN, Conn. (TND) — A truck carrying dozens of dairy cows flipped on a Connecticut highway and only 30 of the 44 survived.

The cattle were heading from Maine to Ohio, and the accident happened on an Interstate 84 exit ramp in Newtown, early Thursday.

Eight of the cows were killed immediately, and six others had to be euthanized because of their injuries, state police and agriculture officials said.

The survivors got veterinary exams and were cleared to continue their journey.

Truck full of cows flips on highway, one-third of them didn't survive
This truck carrying dozens of cows flipped on Interstate 84 in Connecticut, Oct. 19, 2023. (Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire & Rescue)

First, their owner has to arrange transportation, the Hartford Courant reported.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not seriously injured, firefighters said.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this story.

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