Cows tumble off Utah highway overpass after semi-truck rollover
The incident occurred Wednesday in Riverdale, Utah, and was reported around 11:30am. Images of the accident show the tumbling cows onto the state’s Interstate-15 highway, according to KSL.
The accident was expected to be cleared late Wednesday afternoon, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.
The driver was not injured, but troopers say the truck was traveling faster than the posted 45 miles-per-hour speed limit. The crash is now under investigation.
For animal lovers, there is no use in crying over spilt milk, as some of the cows were safely corralled by crews at the scene. However, the accident may have given a new meaning to cow tipping, as some of the animals appeared lifeless on the road.
Per KSL Chopper 5, about a dozen dead cows after this crash on I-84 over I-15 near Riverdale pic.twitter.com/MAcX9mD0R4— Carter Williams (@cwilliamsKSL) November 22, 2017
A witness at the scene took to Twitter and posted a photo of the tipped over truck on the I-84 overpass.
The udder fiasco can be seen from a wider view in an aerial photo released by KSL.
AVOID AREA: It's a mess in Riverdale. Truck hauling cattle crashes on I84 EB, dumped many onto I15SB which is closed at 31st St. I15NB in the area slow to go. @KSLTraffic@KSLChopper5@KSL5TVpic.twitter.com/O3Nema1OMd— Caitlin Burchill (@newsyCaitlin) November 22, 2017
In January 2016, a similar accident occurred when a truck carrying cattle flipped on the exact same ramp while trying to get onto I-84 from the I-15, KSL reported.