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19 cattle killed after being hit by trucks on I-64 in Greenbrier County

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ALTA (WVVA) - A total of 19 cattle that escaped from a nearby farm were killed after being hit by a pair of tractor trailers on Interstate 64 overnight.

Officials say the cattle escaped the confines of their farm in the Alta area and wandered onto the interstate around 1:43 a.m. Wednesday. Sixteen of the cattle were killed instantly after being struck by the trucks. Three others had to be euthanized due to the severity of their injuries.

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One truck driver was treated and released for minor injuries at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. The second driver was unharmed.

I-64 eastbound was closed until approximately 5 a.m. as crews worked to clear the roadway.

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