Cattle Truck Fire Slows Traffic Along Interstate

Six cows are dead after a tractor trailer caught fire overnight.
The fire broke out along I-64 near Midway.

The truck was carrying 58 cows.
A truck from Louisville was called in to haul off the surviving cattle.

Investigators say a rear axle malfunction likely started the fire.

The driver was not injured.

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  • by yes it is me Location: lexvegas on Aug 8, 2007 at 01:39 AM
    Hey Granville, why not write a letter to frankfort and ask them to mandate something in the general assembly. it was a freak accident
  • by travis Location: mt sterling on Aug 7, 2007 at 08:19 PM
    Man steak and t bones for a week.....not to mention the hamburgers.........yum lets eat
  • by Granville Location: Lexington on Aug 7, 2007 at 07:11 AM
    The article does not say why these animals were being transported, but even if they were to eventually be killed for meat it is a shame that they died like this. In this age of computers,videocameras,sensors, etc., there ought to be a way to detect abnormal heat and malfunctioning parts on these big trucks before something like this happens. Several railroads have had this technology in place on trains for some time now, and of course, airplanes are loaded with it, but it seems that some things still haven't changed much since the early 1900's in this country. How about it truck manufacturers?
  • by Joe Location: Georgetown on Aug 7, 2007 at 06:08 AM
    Medium Rare please!
  • by Fat Kid Location: 4050? on Aug 7, 2007 at 05:44 AM
    May i purchase one of thos cows to consume?


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