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Driver cited after 18-wheeler hauling calves overturns on I-10 Friday morning

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Posted at 6:05 AM, Oct 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-01 15:20:38-04

A driver was cited for careless operation after an 18-wheeler hauling cattle overturned Friday morning on I-10 west in Lake Charles.

Officers with Lake Charles Police Department responded on October 1, at 2:23 a.m. to a single-vehicle crash on I-10 at Mile Marker 33.

According to police, the tractor-trailer was transporting livestock westbound on I-10 when it left the roadway to the right and overturned.

The roof of the tractor-trailer became unsecured during the crash and 10 calves were able to escape on to the interstate.

Police say one of the calves was struck by another tractor-trailer traveling westbound on I-10.

Officers requested assistance from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Livestock Division due concerns of public safety of passing motorists.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was cited for Careless Operation of a Motor Vehicle.

Police say speed is suspected to be a contributing factor in the crash.

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