Cows on the loose after I-80 cattle truck crash in Joliet

JOLIET, Ill. – A crash involving a cattle truck shut down eastbound I-80 in Joliet Tuesday afternoon.

Police responded to eastbound lanes near Houbolt Road and Larkin Avenue at around 3:40 pm

A cattle truck was involved in a crash with two other vehicles and around eight cows escaped the hauler and began standing on the expressway. At least two cows looked deceased at the scene when SkyCam9 was overhead.

Will County Animal Control were assisting officers with the cattle on the expressway. The driver of the cattle hauler was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. There was extensive damage to the front and side of the truck.

No other injuries were reported.

Just after 9:30 pm, the eastbound lanes were reopened. Police did not give an update if all of the cows were recovered.

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