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Tuesday August 21st, 2018 10:24AM

7 cows dead, traffic delayed in Georgia highway truck crash

By The Associated Press

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Traffic is moving again on Interstate 75 north of Atlanta after authorities cleared up debris from a tractor-trailer that overturned with 19 cows, killing seven of the animals.

News outlets report traffic was snarled for hours Thursday morning as surviving cows wandered the roadway after the crash on Interstate 75 in Kennesaw. Cobb County police Sgt. Wayne Delk says the Georgia State Patrol and Highway Emergency Response Operators helped corral the animals on the side of the road.

The truck was towed away from the scene at 7 a.m., around two hours after it tipped over. The interstate reopened after that.

The living cows were taken away to an undisclosed location. Delk says the condition of the truck driver is currently not known.

It's unclear how the truck tipped over.

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