We often hear of road accidents that result in injury or sometimes death. Every once and a while we hear about these accidents but instead of people getting hurt, it’s livestock.

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Unfortunately, this was the case for this semi-rollover.

On Wednesday night, a semi-driver lost control of their vehicle resulting in the death of 12 cattle.

According to KCRG, the driver, who has not been named, was traveling southbound on US Highway 52 in Calmer at around 10 PM. The driver was talking on the phone using a hands-free headset when he tried to grab a water jug from the passenger side of the cab.

While doing this, the semi dropped off the pavement and the driver lost control. This caused the semi and trailer to overturn.

The driver was hauling a trailer with 33 cattle inside. When the truck tipped, several of the cattle were thrown from the trailer, while others were trapped inside. According to reports, the semi was totaled in the crash.

The driver was uninjured in the accident. They were cited for failure to maintain control.

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Semi Driver Recovering After Crashing into Overpass Monday

Just before 6 AM on Monday, Linn County Sheriff’s Deputies, Fairfax Fire Department, Linn County Hazmat, and Area Ambulance responded to a report of a semi-driver in a ditch under the Highway 100 off-ramp to Highway 30.

Upon arriving at the scene, officials found that the semi had crashed into the bridge pillar. According to a press release from Linn County Sheriff’s Office, the driver, Thomas Pohlman, sustained minor injuries from the crash.

The investigation is still underway.

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