NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A tractor-trailer carrying 44 dairy cows crashed on a Connecticut freeway exit ramp early Thursday, killing eight of the animals instantly whereas one other six needed to be euthanized due to their accidents, state police and agriculture officers stated.
Police and firefighters responded to the wreck on an exit off Interstate 84 westbound in Newtown at about 3:30 a.m. and located the truck tipped over on the driving force’s aspect. The driving force was not critically injured, firefighters stated.
Authorities summoned a state veterinarian, who determined six different cows wanted to be put down. State troopers euthanized the animals on the scene, police stated.
The remaining 30 cows have been doing nicely after having been loaded onto one other truck and brought to a veterinarian for analysis, the state Division of Agriculture stated.
It wasn’t instantly clear what triggered the crash. State police have been investigating.
The truck was transporting the cows from Maine to Ohio, state agriculture officers stated. There’s a 24-hour diner and fuel station off Exit 10, which has a ramp with a pointy curve.
State police closed the westbound aspect of the freeway for a number of hours.
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