Mississippi: Truck Carrying 100 Cows Overturns and Releases Them Onto Interstate

December 11, 2015 Updated: December 13, 2015
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A truck carrying cows overturned in Mississippi on Friday morning, releasing the animals onto the highway, according to local reports.

The 18-wheeler truck carrying the cows overturned at Interstate 20 near Interstate 55 at around 3:30 a.m. local time.

Some of the cows died in the crash, according to WAPT News.

Photos uploaded to Twitter captured the cows walking around on the highway. Approximately 40 cows escaped the big rig, and officials are working to round them up.

There was one accident with an injury when a motorist hit a stray cow.

Mississippi police were seen rounding up cattle at a gas station in Jackson.

Some officers were also forced to tie down a cow to a street sign.

All of the animals were taken from the 18-wheeler and were loaded onto another trailer, MS News Now reported.

The driver of the truck was injured and is now at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, reported WJTV.

Diesel also spilled onto the highway, the station added.