Cows injured and killed after truck overturns in Oklahoma City

Some cows were injured and killed after a truck lost control and overturned in Oklahoma City. Around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, OKC Fire responded to an overturned livestock carrier with cows trapped inside. The scene took place on Interstate 44 at the Southwest 59th Street exit, and KOCO 5 was told it would be hours before it cleared. They said there were no other cars involved and the driver was fine, but the truck lost control and rolled over, killing and injuring some of the cows inside. OKC Fire told KOCO 5 that there were around 90 to 100 cows inside the trailer. The trailer had two levels and the upper level was emptied first. They had to cut off the top of the trailer to get the first cows out, but with the truck on its side, they couldn’t get the cattle out from the bottom. level. So they called for help to lift him. KOCO 5 has learned that of the cattle that have come out so far, 14 have died and 26 have been transported. They said getting the cattle out and clearing the scene could take hours and they don’t know when the road will reopen. “We have to straighten the trailer. We have to get the cattle out and then the wreckers are going to have to take it out. It’s going to take several more hours,” said Battalion Chief David Carter, OKC Fire.

Some cows were injured and killed after a truck lost control and overturned in Oklahoma City.

Around 10:30 a.m. Sunday, OKC Fire responded to an overturned livestock carrier with cows trapped inside. The scene was on Interstate 44 at the Southwest 59th Street exit, and KOCO 5 was told it would be hours before it was cleared.

They said there were no other cars involved and the driver was fine, but the truck lost control and rolled over, killing and injuring some of the cows inside.

OKC Fire told KOCO 5 that there were around 90 to 100 cows inside the trailer. The trailer had two levels and the upper level was emptied first.

They had to cut the top of the trailer to get the first cows out, but with the truck on its side they couldn’t get the cattle out of the lower level. So they called for help to lift him.

KOCO 5 has been informed that of the cattle that have come out so far, 14 have died and 26 have been transported. They said getting those cattle out and clearing the scene could take hours and they don’t know when the road will reopen.

“We have to straighten the trailer. We have to get the cattle out and then the wreckers will have to get that out. It’s going to take several more hours,” said Battalion Chief David Carter, OKC Fire.