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Published May 07, 2010, 10:23 AM

About 40 cows killed as rig flips on California freeway

REDLANDS, Calif. — A big rig carrying scores of cattle has overturned on Interstate 10 in Southern California, killing at least 40 cows and forcing the closure of lanes for several hours.

REDLANDS, Calif. — A big rig carrying scores of cattle has overturned on Interstate 10 in Southern California, killing at least 40 cows and forcing the closure of lanes for several hours.

California Highway Patrol officials say the tractor-trailer on Thursday flipped over onto a pickup truck, narrowly missing the driver.

Officer Hope Maxson says the truck was carrying about 160 young cows. None were on the roadway in Redlands, but many were injured.

She says crews cut off the top of the trailer to pull out the remaining live animals, which were mooing loudly.

San Bernardino County Animal Control Chief Brian Cronin says veterinarians are examining the animals and removing the dead.

No humans were injured.

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