18 Wheeler Carrying 180 Cattle Rolls Over, Killing One

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 16-Sep-2011

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An 18 wheeler truck carrying 180 cows rolled over on Loop 1604 in San Antonio Thursday night, killing the driver of a pickup truck and leaving the cows trapped. According to officials, both vehicles were traveling in the same direction when a Ford pickup smashed into the 18 wheeler truck.

The cause of the wreck is still under investigation, authorities said. Southbound lanes of Loop 1604 were closed for hours while the cattle were removed from the trailer.

The driver of the big rig was not injured in the accident, police said.

No information has been released regarding injuries or fatalities among the cattle.

***Update***

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Our team of experienced investigators is currently on the scene of this fatal 18 wheeler truck accident, gathering real time facts. Although updated information is emerging, names of injured and deceased parties are being withheld until family members are notified. Additional data and information is currently being collected and compiled to determine the cause of the San Antonio 18 wheeler wreck. Our thoughts are with those affected by this tragic accident and we will continue to offer updates as new information transpires.

***Update***

The deceased victim of this 18 wheeler truck accident has been identified as Ricardo Ernesto Contreras.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an 18 wheeler truck accident, call our accident attorneys in San Antonio, Austin, Killeen and statewide Texas at 888-335-7492, contact us online or visit one of our 11 law offices in Texas.

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