To an onlooker, it could have been a scene from a western Sunday morning on I-25: ranchers wrangling cattle on the open range at sunrise.
Except the open range was a stretch of I-25 south of Colorado Springs. The cattle: passengers in a cattle truck that overturned on the interstate late Saturday night. And the ranchers--workers from the T-Cross Ranch and Fountain firefighters, called to the scene to help gather and relocate cattle.
The crash shut down all northbound lanes on I-25 at mile marker 122 starting at 11:30 p.m. Saturday after the accident. Crews worked all through the night and well past sunrise clearing the scene and removing cattle from the area.
According to State Patrol, the driver of the cattle truck lost control after one of the truck's tires blew out, causing it to cross the center median, strike a guardrail and then roll over. The crash caused a chain reaction with two other vehicles; one hit a guardrail when trying to avoid the crash site, and a second struck the cattle truck. No one in any of the vehicles was injured.
The roadway was reopened at 9 a.m.
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