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Cattle Roam Free on Interstate 64


Authorities say some cattle were killed and others roamed free along Interstate 64 in West Virginia after a tractor-trailer overturned.

City of Huntington spokesman Bryan Chambers tells The Herald-Dispatch that the interstate remained shut down in both directions Saturday afternoon following the 8:30 a.m. accident. The westbound truck was carrying 96 head of cattle when it overturned in the median of the interstate.

Huntington police say the driver was not injured, but some cattle were killed or seriously injured. Some got out of the truck and traffic was diverted off the interstate.

Chambers says the state Department of Agriculture put up a temporary pen for the cattle near the crash site until another truck arrived to transport them.