Cattle truck overturns killing 20 cows, closing highway for 10 hours
Highway 277 South from FM 89 to FM 1235 -- in south Taylor County -- was closed for 10 hours Friday because a cattle truck overturned near what's commonly referred to as "Dead Man's curve."BUFFALO GAP, Texas -
The wreck happened about 7 a.m. The highway reopened at 5 p.m.
Sheriff Ricky Bishop said 20 of the 40 cows were killed. The driver was taken to the hospital.
Traffic was diverted through Buffalo Gap, according to a KTXS viewer.
We're waiting to hear back from the Texas Department of Public Safety about what caused the wreck.
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