Cattle truck overturns in Warrick Co.

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Published: Dec. 5, 2022 at 4:23 PM CST
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WARRICK CO., Ind. (WFIE) - The westbound lane of I-64 was closed for several hours on Monday after a cattle truck overturned near the 31-mile marker. That is just a little under two miles from I-69.

ISP confirmed that no people were severely injured in the accident, though several cows were injured and had to be put down on the scene.

ISP Sergeant Todd Ringle says 58 cows were onboard when the crash happened.

He says 31 cows survived and were taken by area farmers.

The trailer was cut open, and cows were corralled into another trailer to be taken somewhere safe.

“The driver was out of the semi almost immediately and there was no fire,” Ringle said. “Thankfully, the driver has minor injuries.”

Officials say the driver was later identified as Mark Curtsinger of Lawrenceburg, who was taken to the Ascension for minor injuries.

State Police say several cows were loose on the interstate, and by the last count 14 are still on the run.

Drones and men on horses were sent out to look for loose cows.