I-39 Accident Involving Semi Transporting Cows

Published 05/15 2014 08:19AM

Updated 05/15 2014 01:21PM

El PASO - The northbound lanes of Interstate 39 between El Paso and Kappa were shut down after a semi-truck carrying 122 cows overturned early this morning.

 The accident happened around 2:20 AM this morning at milepost 13 and since then law enforcement and local farmers have been assisting Illinois State Police.

The truck driver was not injured, but some of the cows that got out of the truck were hit by other vehicles causing an six secondary crashes.

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