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Semi-truck hauling cattle tipped over in the south ditch of the eastbound lane of I-90 at mile marker 334 at 2 a.m. Thursday. Workers with Musick Livestock and A&G Diesel Service in Mitchell were called to the scene to remove the surviving cattle. (Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)

UPDATE: Cattle trapped in tipped trailer on I-90

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UPDATE: Cattle trapped in tipped trailer on I-90
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Approximately nine cattle died, but no people were injured in an early morning accident on Interstate 90.

Davison County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Harr said a semi-truck hauling cattle was heading eastbound near mile marker 334 on I-90 around 3 a.m. Thursday when the truck tipped onto its side in the south ditch.

The sheriff’s office identified the driver of the 2007 Kenworth as 58-year-old Rickey Dungan, of Blossom, Texas. Harr said the driver was uninjured.

Harr said there were 34 cattle on the trailer, and he and Tanner Musick, co-owner of Musick Livestock, said they believed nine of the livestock died in the accident.

Workers from A&G Diesel cut a hole in the roof of the semi, while Musick said he and two employees provided panels and a semi to get the remaining animals out of the trailer. Musick said they were there until about 10 a.m.

He also said the exact cause of the accident is under investigation. The sheriff’s office issued no citations, but Harr said he believed the Highway Patrol issued warnings to Dungan.

 (Images by Sean Ryan/The Daily Republic)