Loose cattle close Columbus freeway

June 2, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
A cattle call went out to police and animal experts after a livestock truck went over on its side on a Columbus freeway and some cows escaped. It happened a little before 9 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 71 on the city's north side. One side of the highway was closed as cows wandered along the highway and in a nearby neighborhood.

The interstate reopened hours later following a roundup that involved an Ohio State University veterinary team with tranquilizer darts and a cattleman who tried to rope cows with a lasso.

Police say the truck's driver was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The cattle were headed from Texas to Pennsylvania. A second truck was brought in to complete their journey.


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