RAYVILLE, La. — Authorities in Louisiana say 10 cows have died in an interstate wreck after an 18-wheeler that was carrying them overturned.

Richland Parish Sheriff Gary Gilley told The News-Star of Monroe that the 10 cows died in a wreck on Interstate 20 on Thursday afternoon.

Officials say only cows were being transported by the vehicle, which wrecked in a hit-and-run accident between Start and Rayville. The driver was not injured.

Additional cows in the trailer survived the accident with injuries and were scattered along the interstate. Authorities say horses were brought in to help gather the animals. They were later taken to the Delhi Sale Barn.

Further details have not been released.

Information from: The News-Star, http://www.thenewsstar.com

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