COTTON COUNTY, Okla. (TNN) -A crash involving two semi-trucks sent one man to the hospital and killed several cows he was hauling.
It happened just before 9 a.m. on Friday near the intersection of State Highway 53 and 65 near Walters.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the driver went to turn westbound off of Highway 65 when he failed to yield right of way to a semi hauling cattle causing the cattle trailer to flip.
The driver was cited for failing to yield and was treated and released on scene. The other driver was taken to Duncan Regional Hospital with a broken arm.
Cotton County Commissioner Mike Woods was there and said because so much time and money is put in to raising cattle this is a particularly hard situation.
“When something like this happens, its hard to watch the cattle suffer, but it can’t be helped,” Woods said. “We’ll do our best to treat the cattle right here that’s left. We’ll have them properly disposed of however we need to do it.”
Woods estimated about 55 to 60 head of cattle were on the semi.
Officials tell us 12 cows died as a result of the accident.