Cows run loose on Glendale freeway after trailer crashes into median
GLENDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – A herd of loose cattle shut down the Loop 101 freeway near Glendale Avenue in Glendale Friday morning.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, a semi-truck trailer carrying around 100 cows crashed into the freeway’s median after the driver possibly fell asleep at the wheel. Troopers said after the crash, the trailer door somehow opened, and about 15 of the 100 cows walked out of the trailer and started running around on the freeway. DPS troopers and ADOT personnel wrangled them up and corralled them off the highway while arrangements were made for another trailer to pick them up.
DPS Troopers said one cow died at the scene of the crash, and two others had to be put down due to the extent of their injuries. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured. The cows were en route to Nogales in southern Arizona.
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