December 6, 2017 2:15 p.m.
A cattle truck overturned on Highway 38 about four miles from Elkton on Tuesday morning.
Information from Oregon State Police says the incident happened at about 9:45 a.m. The rig was heading eastbound at a normal rate of speed when it entered a curve. The trailer began to tip over which caused the truck to fall onto the passenger side. The crash caused the trailer to separate from the truck.
The trailer had 44 cows and slid into an adjacent pasture on its right-side. The truck slid on its side for about a hundred feet and blocked both lanes of traffic. Staff from the Oregon Department of Transportation and a local fire crew assisted with traffic control. A large animal recovery team assisted with the capture of the surviving animals. The OSP report says it is unknown how many cattle were deceased at the scene.
The driver, a 63 year old man from Eureka, California was not hurt in the accident.