Cattle truck rollover

Photo courtesy of Lawrence Township Emergency Services

   Lawrence Township Emergency Services (LTES) was dispatched Wednesday at 1:55 a.m. for a report of a cattle hauler rollover on Interstate 94 at the 50-mile marker, eastbound in the ditch, according to Michael Anchor, Lawrence Township Emergency Services Fire Chief. Slippery road conditions led up to the accident.
   The trailer was loaded with 33 steer, traveling from Wisconsin to a Kalamazoo-area processing facility. The truck is owned and operated by a Stanton, MI, company.
   LTES used a variety of saws to gain access to the cattle through the back and roof of the trailer, which was on its passenger side after the accident, according to Anchor. Fire crews completed the operation and were back in service at approximately 7 a.m. The off-loaded cattle were transported off site by area farming associates. Anchor said 29 of the 33 cattle survived the crash, and were in good shape after the off-load process. The semi-driver and a passenger were not injured in the crash.
   Anchor said the semi-truck was up-righted and removed  from the interstate by Mike’s Towing, Bangor, and True’s Towing, Dowagiac. That portion of the roadway was re-opened at 8:30 a.m.


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