Crash Kills 37 Cows In Blythe

Late last year, Riverside County Animal Services officers were called to Interstate 10 in Desert Center to round up some pigs that got loose on the freeway.

Thursday January 19th just before lunchtime, officers were called to Highway 78 in Blythe, south of Interstate 10, to round up 101 cows from an overturned cattle truck.

The CHP helped out, setting up portable corrals to herd the cows into them.

The big rig was loaded with 138 dairy cows, 37 were killed in the crash.

The cows weighed 400 to 500 pounds each.

By 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon, the scene was still being cleaned up.


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