23 cows dead after crash involving cow trailer in Delaware

June 20, 2013 5:55:09 AM PDT
Almost two dozen cows died or had to be euthanized after a weekend crash in which a tractor trailer carrying cattle overturned in Delaware.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports 23 of the 42 cows in the trailer died or had to be euthanized after Saturday's wreck on I-495. A few of the cows got loose after the crash and were found on the roadway.

All the cows were pregnant Holsteins from a Pennsylvania farm bound for Jordan. The cows were to have been loaded onto a ship that sailed later Saturday.

The driver of the trailer was cited for inattentive driving.


Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com