Overturned cattle truck shuts down part of I-64 in Shelby County

SHELBY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - All westbound lanes of I-64 near mile marker 38 were closed in Shelby County for several hours Sunday morning, due to an overturned cattle truck.

Crews closed the road for close to six hours due to a truck driver over correcting, then flipping his semi on Interstate 64.

"He reached across the steering column to get something off the dash board, and when he did he over corrected and the cows made his load shift and round up, flipping it here, right here at the 38 mile marker," explained Sergeant Michael Murray, with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

We're told the driver was carting about 80 cows.

"Ten of those cattle got out of the back of the trailer and was running along the interstate. We had to get them corralled up and get them put up," said Sergeant Murray, "we contacted people from around here with cattle trailers. Got the cattle off loaded, taken in to Lexington to the stockyard."

The passenger in the truck did go to a local hospital to get checked out. No one else was hurt.

"Could have been worse, could have been other vehicles involved as well," noted Sergeant Murray.

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