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2 cows killed when cattle truck overturns

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Montana Highway Patrol says a cattle truck tipped over into a ditch east of Lincoln and two cows were killed. The 38-year-old Conrad man driving the tractor-trailer received minor injuries in the crash around noon Monday...

HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Montana Highway Patrol says a cattle truck tipped over into a ditch east of Lincoln and two cows were killed.

The 38-year-old Conrad man driving the tractor-trailer received minor injuries in the crash around noon Monday.

Trooper Scott Zarske says the driver was hauling 61 cattle from Choteau to Washington state when he moved over to the right side of the road after seeing a car trying to pass other vehicles that had slowed to turn off the highway.

Zarske says the trailer containing the cows got caught on a soft shoulder and tipped over into the ditch. The cattle were freed from the truck and corralled into several nearby pastures.

Volunteer firefighters cleaned up diesel fuel that spilled onto the highway.

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