CASSELTON, N.D. — A semi-trailer rollover crash early Saturday, Nov. 7, a mile west of Casselton, resulted in the death of nearly half the cattle onboard, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported.
The 200 International semi was traveling east on Interstate 94, en route to Villard, Minn., from Glasgow, Mont. Near mile marker 330, the semi entered the median, prompting driver Jerry Smith, a 41-year-old Saint Regis, Mont., resident, to correct. As a result, the trailer overturned, causing both the truck and trailer to roll onto its driver’s side.
The semi came to rest facing east, partially blocking both eastbound lanes of the interstate. The roadway was blocked for a little more than an hour as responders from the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Casselton Fire Department and North Dakota Stockman’s Association worked to clear the scene.
As a result of the crash, 22 of the 46 cattle on board were killed or euthanized.
Smith was cited for care required in operating a vehicle.
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