Cows on the loose after I-70 truck rollover | SummitDaily.com

Cows on the loose after I-70 truck rollover

Update (1:15 p.m.): Six of the 80 cows aboard a semi truck that rolled over this morning on I-70 in Georgetown were killed. The remaining cows, which were loose on the side of the road throughout the morning, were being corralled onto trailers by the afternoon. Traffic on eastbound I-70 has returned to normal.

A semi truck rolled over on I-70 Eastbound at about 9:15 a.m. this morning. A spokesman for Colorado State Patrol said the truck was carrying cows and that several died in the crash, although the driver of the vehicle was reportedly unharmed and there were no other injuries.

At least half a dozen cows were loose on the side of the road and first responders were working to corral them off the roadway. One eastbound lane was open as of 10:40 a.m. and the off-ramp into Georgetown near mile marker 228 was closed. The cause of the crash was unknown, although a CSP spokesman said the road was not wet in that area.