Truck carrying cattle overturns on I-495 in Delaware

An Action News viewer snapped this photo of a cow that got loose when a cattle truck overturned on I-495.

June 15, 2013 4:56:24 PM PDT
The driver of a tractor trailer carrying cattle has been cited for inattentive driving after he overturned on an I-495 ramp in Delaware, letting a few cows loose on the roadway.

The Delaware State Police says the tractor trailer carrying approximately 42 cows overturned Saturday around 1:48 p.m. as it traveled along a curve in the ramp from I-495 northbound to Terminal Avenue.

The tractor and livestock trailer landed on the guardrail.

Delaware State Police spokesman Cpl. John Day says two or three cows escaped and walked onto I-495. Troopers identified the driver of the vehicle as 23-year-old Patrick Scholten of Inwood, Iowa.

No people were injured. Day said he didn't know if any cows were injured.

Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del.