Overturned Tractor-Trailer Leaves Cattle Walking on Va. Highway

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Virginia State Police

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 said the driver of the tractor-trailer suffered minor injuries when the vehicle overturned and that six of the 33 cattle on board died. Another another six cows escaped the damaged trailer.

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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