CHESTER, Wis. (WFRV) – Nine dairy cattle died after a loaded cattle hauler tipped over in Wisconsin on Thursday.
According to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, the trailer had tipped on its side on the northbound on-ramp of US Highway 151, from State Highway 26, in the township of Chester just after 9 p.m. on November 10.
Deputies say that a 61-year-old man from Potosi was driving a 1994 Peterbilt with a loaded cattle hauler on the ramp when he pulled onto the shoulder to stop.
The release states that the shoulder was soft and the tractor-trailer began to slide down the embankment, causing the tractor-trailer to tip over onto its side.
The cattle hauler had 38 Holsteins in total, nine of which had died as a result of injuries they sustained in the crash.
No other information was provided.