Cattle killed when vehicles slip and slide on icy highway

Cattle killed when vehicles slip and slide on icy highway
Photo courtesy of the Oregon State Police.

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) — State police say at least 10 cattle died when the truck carrying them fell to its side in a multi-vehicle crash in Eastern Oregon.

A police spokesman says snow-and-ice caused Tuesday's crash on Highway 204 in Umatilla County.

The chaos started when a semi-truck slid and got stuck on the highway, causing two other vehicles to collide. It ended a couple vehicles later, when the truck carrying the cattle collided with a van that had stopped just before the crash site.

The woman driving the van was taken a Pendleton hospital for treatment of minor injuries. There were no other injuries beyond what happened to the cattle.

Police say the crash investigation remains active.

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