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Crews clean up dead cows found along Interstate 64 in Greenbrier County

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Crews clean up the site along I-64 in Greenbrier County where several cows were killed by passing trucks near Mile Marker 159 Crews clean up the site along I-64 in Greenbrier County where several cows were killed by passing trucks near Mile Marker 159
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People driving along Interstate 64 in Greenbrier County were questioning how a group of cows were killed and left on the side of the road.

According to the Greenbrier County Emergency Management Office, several cows got loose from a farm and were hit by a pair of tractor-trailers early Wednesday morning.  It happened near mile-marker 159.  That is between the Sam Black Church and Alta exits.  Dispatchers said the call came in at 1:43 a.m.

Apparently one truck was traveling in each direction on the interstate when they came across the cows.  There were a total of 19 cows that were killed.  15 of those were killed by the trucks, four others had to be put down later.  The drivers of the trucks are okay, but officials said the trucks were totaled by the accident. The scene was cleared as of 8:30 a.m., but cows were still being removed by the West Virginia Division of Highways.

The Cilntonville Fire Department, Smoot Fire Department, Alderson Fire Department, and Tri-County Fire Department responded along with Williamsburg and Quinwood Ambulance Crews.