Cattle trailer crashes in southeast Colorado Springs Tuesday

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A truck carrying cattle crashed in southeast Colorado Springs on Highway 24 Tuesday afternoon.

The crash happened around 6 p.m. on Highway 24 (MLK Bypass) just east of Interstate 25. The westbound lanes of the highway were closed overnight while crews cleaned up the crash. They reopened just before 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Two people inside the semi suffered minor injuries.

Police on the scene said there were 91 calves inside the trailer. Nineteen of them died in the crash, and three were put down after sustaining serious injuries.

A second truck arrived around 9 p.m. to transport the surviving calves.

Crews constructed a pen to transfer the cattle to another trailer.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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