FALLING WATERS, W.Va. –There were 102 heads of cattle on the large truck that wrecked early Saturday morning closing busy Interstate 81 in Berkeley County for more than five hours.
Several cattle were killed after the driver lost control heading north at about 2 a.m. causing the truck to skid on its side, Berkeley County sheriff’s deputies said.
Several of the cattle that survived the accident began roaming the countryside around the crash scene near Falling Waters. Some of them were also found across the state line in Maryland.
There was no immediate word on how many cattle were killed.
Traffic was flowing again through the area by mid-morning Saturday.