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Semi Crash Spills Cattle, Injures Two

By: Staff
By: Staff

Two people are injured and some cattle shaken up after a tractor-trailer rig overturned on US Highway 20-26 near 6 Mile Road Thursday afternoon.

The semi was going eastbound around three o'clock when it struck a Nissan Frontier pickup truck, which sent the rig into a ditch.

Both drivers were taken to a local hospital while rescue units got the cattle out, with help from the Casper College rodeo team.

Doug Beran with Wyoming Highway Patrol explains: "Right now our concern is with the cattle that are still on board the truck, with initial reports there is approximately seventy-one head of cattle on the semi trailer, so we're making arrangements to have them cut out of the trailer and put into pens and transported to their care and safe keeping and taken care of at that point."

The highway was down to one lane as crews helped clean up the scene.


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