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Cattle truck overturns in Jefferson County, IL

(Source: Holly Brantley, KFVS) (Source: Holly Brantley, KFVS)
(Source: Holly Brantley, KFVS) (Source: Holly Brantley, KFVS)
(Source: Holly Brantley, KFVS) (Source: Holly Brantley, KFVS)
JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) -

The driver of a cattle truck was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning and cited after the truck overturned on westbound Interstate 64 in Jefferson County, Illinois.

According to Illinois State Police, the crash happened just before 5 a.m. when a 56-year-old man from Somorset, Kentucky driving a semi truck tried to exit off of I-64 onto Route 37.

The truck then ran off the road and overturned.

Police say about 10 head of cattle escaped from the trailer, creating a traffic danger, so the cattle had to be put down at the scene.

The driver was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital for minor injuries and cited for improper lane usage.

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