Officers, Cowboys Search For Missing Cattle After Truck Crashes Along I-44


By: Johnny Resendiz, KOTV News On 6 (OK)

January 12th 2022


TULSA, Oklahoma - Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Tulsa police and some cowboys wrangled nearly 100 head of cattle after the trailer they were in crashed along a major Tulsa highway.


The officers and cowboys have been trying to wrangle the cattle for several hours.


OHP troopers say currently, about 20 cows are still on the loose.


OHP said the crash happened just before 10 p.m. on Monday night and as many as 103 cattle were involved.


Troopers say it happened after the semi driver got confused at the I-44 and 244 split in Tulsa and swerved too fast, causing him to overturn. Troopers say he was not hurt injured in the crash.


The impact of the crash caused the cattle to break out of the trailer they were in. Officers say, at one point, there were several running up and down the highway and in Tulsa neighborhoods.


OHP called Tulsa police to help wrangle the cattle. TPD also used its helicopter to aid in the search.


Officers say there have been at least four wrecks because of cattle on the highway.


Police say between 10 and 12 cows were put down because they were seriously injured.


Oklahoma Highway Patrol called in cowboys from Chouteau and Wagoner to help wrangle the cattle...