Overturned tractor-trailer leaves cattle walking Virgina highway

Veterinarian assessing one of the cattle still inside the trailer. (Source: Virginia State Police)

MIDDLETOWN, VA (AP) – Authorities in Virginia are trying to round up cattle that are wandering on an interstate after a tractor-trailer carrying the livestock overturned.

Virginia State Police said in a statement that the tractor-trailer overturned Monday on Interstate 81 near the Interstate 66 interchange in Frederick County. State Police say the driver of the tractor-trailer suffered minor injuries when the vehicle overturned and that six of the 33 cattle on board died. State police said another six cows escaped the damaged trailer.

State Police said the driver of the tractor-trailer has been charged with reckless driving. State Police were advising motorists to expect delays and road closures in the area.

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