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Cattle Truck Crash Snarls Fort Worth Traffic

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) - An overturned cattle truck created a traffic mess near downtown Fort Worth on Wednesday morning, as authorities worked to rescue the trapped livestock. The crash took place around 4:00 a.m. along the ramp from U.S. Highway 287 heading onto northbound Interstate-35W.

Members from the Fort Worth Police Department, the Fort Worth Fire Department and the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office all assisted in the big rescue operation.

Officials had to use the jaws of life, a plasma torch and a wrench to pry the back off of the overturned truck. This gave rescuers access to the hurt cattle. Animals were then herded, one at a time, into a makeshift pen before being led onto another trailer.

At least one cow was killed in the crash, and others were suffered injuries to their legs. However, no people were hurt during this incident.

Authorities have not said what may have caused the cattle truck to crash.
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