Cattle Trapped When Truck Crashes

By Todd Pittenger
KSAL – August 8, 2018


Multiple animals became trapped when a truck hauling 65 head of cattle crashed southeast of Salina early Tuesday afternoon.

Saline County Sheriff Lt. Mike Smith told KSAL News at the scene that a semi hauling cattle was headed west on K-4 Highway. The truck crashed as the driver reached to get something. A couple of wheels dropped off the road and the load shifted. The truck rolled onto its side into a ditch.

The driver was not injured in the crash.

Multiple cows were able to safely exit the truck. Eight of them escaped from the crash sight and ran off into a neighboring pasture before a temporary pen was set up.

About two dozen cattle were trapped in the truck. The Salina Fire Department responded to the scene to help rescue the trapped cattle.

The majority of the cows trapped in the truck were able to be freed. A half dozen died in the truck.

The crash happened during the noon hour about a half mile west of Southeast of Saline High School, just west of Woodward Road, on K-4 Highway.


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