Semi-trailer Rolls Killing Cattle Hauler and Five Cows in Oregon
A semi-tractor trailer hauling 28 head of cattle crashed along Interstate 84 in northeastern Oregon, killing the driver and five cows.
The wreck happened on Oct. 16 in the afternoon when according to Oregon State Police, a 2012 Peterbilt semi-truck heading westbound on the highway left the road for unknown reasons and struck a guardrail before overturning.
The driver, Shannon Dwinell, 46, of Great Bend, Kan., sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
The trailer appears to have been loaded with 28 dairy cows and five head died as a result of the crash. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. A cause for the crash has not been made available by authorities.
Interstate 84 was temporarily shut down by the Oregon Department of Transportation in both directions following the crash. Eastbound between Pendleton and Baker City and westbound from Baker City to La Grande were eventually reopened later in the evening on Tuesday.
According to Capital Press, Dwinell was driving the truck for Vernon Livestock Market out of Vernon, Texas.
Semi Truck loaded with cattle crashes on I-84 in Union County. OSP & Emergency personnel are on scene of crash 2 miles west of North Powder https://t.co/oKdZE3mtDt https://t.co/8nwsNJjLbg for update on lane closures pic.twitter.com/q3o1IXvqtU
— Oregon State Police (@ORStatePolice) October 16, 2018
Wed, 10/17/2018 – 14:30
The driver of a semi-trailer was killed along with five cattle that were being hauled prior to a rollover accident in Oregon.
Oregon State Police
Source: Dairy Herd