Truck carrying 41 cattle overturns, killing some of the cows

Cattle killed in crash on I-40 east in Winston-Salem on Feb. 18, 2020.(Photo: WFMY)

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (Winston-Salem Journal) — A truck that was carrying 41 cattle has crashed on a North Carolina highway, and at least some of the animals on board have died.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports that the crash occurred about 3:20 a.m. Tuesday on Interstate 40.

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State police said that the driver of the truck veered off the highway, and his rig overturned.

The unidentified driver suffered minor injuries.

Officials from the Winston-Salem Fire Department said that some of the cattle were killed. Crews worked to remove the cows from the trailer.

The crash remains under investigation.