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Published October 14, 2013, 10:30 AM

Semi rollover kills 25 cattle in southwest SD

Authorities say about 25 cattle died when a semitrailer rolled in Fall River County, S.D.

By: Associated Press,

OELRICHS, S.D. — Authorities say about 25 cattle died when a semitrailer rolled in Fall River County, S.D.

The accident happened late Thursday near Oelrichs, in far southwestern South Dakota. The driver of the cattle truck, Wilford Kurtz of Miles City, Mont., was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The truck rolled onto its right side as it approached a railroad crossing through a construction zone. Emergency responders who arrived on scene spotted an oncoming train in the distance, but were able to notify the railroad in time to stop the train.

About 70 cattle survived the crash and were rounded up by members of the Oelrichs Fire Department and Fall River County Sheriff’s Office.

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