MESQUITE (CBSDFW.COM) – A truck carrying some 140 head of cattle overturned at a major freeway interchange, causing traffic backups for motorists.
The accident happened around midnight on the ramp from westbound Interstate-30 to northbound Interstate-635 in Mesquite.READ MORE: North Texas Woman Whose Unborn Child Could Not Be Saved Shares Personal Abortion Story
A number of animals survived the crash and were removed from the truck. Several dead cows are still inside the semi.READ MORE: Armed Woman Dies Following Allen Police Officer-Involved Shooting In Wendy's Parking
The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office sent its animal response team to the scene. Deputies put up chutes to help corral the livestock once the truck was opened.
The driver of the big rig was not hurt, but told officers the load shifted as he took the ramp and it caused the truck to flip onto its side.MORE NEWS: Child Dies Of Rare Infection Likely Linked To Arlington Splash Pad
The freeway is expected to be closed for several hours.