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Interstate reopens after crash involving semi-truck carrying cattle

Published On: Mar 11 2013 03:53:37 PM CDT   Updated On: Mar 10 2013 10:17:48 AM CDT

All lanes on I-25 near the Fountain exit reopened around 9:00 Sunday morning following a crash involving a semi-truck, with a trailer carrying about 90 calves, and two other cars.

Around 11:30 Saturday night, the semi-truck blew a tire while traveling southbound, causing the driver to lose control. The semi went across the median and hit a guardrail. The semi then overturned, crossed onto the northbound lanes, blocking all of the northbound lanes. Another car crashed into a guardrail as it tried to avoid the semi crash. A second car crashed into the trailer.

CDOT was on scene Sunday morning repairing the guardrail and cleaning up the roadway. Fountain Fire Department was also on scene to help get the cattle out of the trailer. T-Cross Ranch helped with relocating the cattle from the scene.

Some of the calves were killed in the crash and others were hurt, some suffering broken legs. The number of dead and injured calves has not been released yet.

None of the drivers were hurt during the crashes. 


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