UPDATE: Certain details pending after semi crash kills cattle near Emporia Featured

UPDATE: Certain details pending after semi crash kills cattle near Emporia Chuck Samples/KVOE News

An investigation continues into a semi crash that killed several head of cattle near Emporia early Saturday morning.

Kansas Highway Patrol troopers say the semi went off the Turnpike five miles southwest of Emporia and rolled. The cause of the wreck has not been listed.

The crash killed four of 36 head on board, according to troopers at the scene. It is still unclear how many head were killed directly by the crash and how many had to be put down.

The driver, whose name has not been released, was not hurt.

9 am Saturday: Rollover semi crash kills several head of cattle near Emporia

Several head of cattle were killed when a semi went off the Kansas Turnpike near Emporia early Saturday.

Authorities, including Emporia Fire and Lyon County deputies, were called to mile marker 122 southbound, five miles southwest of the Emporia gate, shortly after 6:45 am. Early indications are there were 36 head of cattle on board, and at least four cattle either died directly from the crash or had to be put down afterward.

The driver was not hurt. Emporia Fire Battalion Chief Ryan Conley says firefighters were called out to help extricate cattle that may have been trapped.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Currently, there is no word on where the load originated, but troopers on site say it was headed to Arkansas City.

We'll have updates as they come available on KVOE, KVOE.com and KVOE social media.


Photos by Chuck Samples/KVOE News

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