COLLINS, Miss. — A truck crash has killed dozens of calves on a south Mississippi highway, with cowboys working for hours to round up roaming survivors.

Trooper Master Sgt. Brent Barfield says an 18-wheel cattle truck overturned on U.S. 84 east of Collins in Covington County after 1 a.m. Friday.

Barfield says the driver, Marty Saul of Perry, Florida, suffered minor injuries after he lost control of the truck.

WDAM-TV reports at least 50 calves died in the crash. Cowboys on horseback worked throughout the day Friday trying to catch remaining calves.

Westbound U.S. 84, a major corridor across the southern part of the state, was closed for nearly 12 hours. Once the highway reopened, state Troopers advised motorists to drive carefully and watch for cows.


Information from: WDAM-TV, http://www.wdam.com