RICHLAND PARISH, La. (The News Star) - Ten cows died in a wreck after the trailer carrying them overturned on Interstate 20 Thursday afternoon, Richland Parish Sheriff Gary Gilley said.
Louisiana State Police Public Information Officer Michael Reichardt confirmed that only cows were being transported by the 18-wheeler, which wrecked in a hit and run accident between Start and Rayville. The driver was not injured.
Further details regarding the wreck were minimal as of 9:30 p.m.
Additional cows in the trailer survived the accident with injuries and scattered along the interstate.
Horses were brought in to help round up the animals. They were then taken to the Delhi Sale Barn, Gilley said.
Representatives of the Delhi Sale Barn and local fire departments were assisting in the round up.
Both the RPSO and the Louisiana State Police responded to the wreck.
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