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Semi carrying livestock runs off US-131 into trees

Most cows on board killed
Livestock trailer in trees on us-131 Oshemo Township Fire Department.jpg
Posted at 7:24 AM, Oct 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-14 08:08:59-04

OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Traffic was slowed for hours on northbound US-131 in Kalamazoo County after a semi pulling a livestock trailer left the road and went into the trees.

The mishap occurred sometime after 2 a.m. at Mile 40 on northbound US-131.

The Oshtemo Township Fire Department posted a photo of the scene on their Facebook page, noting the driver was not injured and most of the 34 cows appear to have been killed.

The right lane was blocked by emergency vehicles, and traffic was backed up nearly to the M-43 interchange.