2 Killed as Truck Veers Off Bridge to Avoid Cattle 11/29/13
MCNARY, Texas - Two people are dead after their semitrailer truck
slammed into cattle spilled from an overturned cattle truck trailer on a far
West Texas interstate highway.
The crash happened early Thursday at a bridge on Interstate 10 eastbound
Hudspeth County sheriff's spokesman Rusty Fleming says the cattle truck
overturned, allowing cattle to roam the highway as a box truck crested a nearby
hill. The driver of the second truck tried to swerve to avoid the cattle and
lost control of the rig, sending it over the side of the bridge. The rig crashed
in flames below, killing the driver and a passenger.
The dead haven't been identified. Some cattle from the overturned truck also
died. No count was available.
McNary is 55 miles southeast of El Paso.