Run away cattle causes a big accident in St. Gabriel

Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 6:49pm

Around two this morning, an 18 wheeler and two trucks hit a herd of escaped cows.

The big rig overturned, forcing police to shut down parts of La 30 for more than 12 hours. La 30 between Bayou Paul Lane and La 74 reopened around 3:15 this afternoon.

No one was injured in the accident.

St. Gabriel Police say 50 cows from the LSU Agriculture Center got out their pen. 17 cows died in the crash.

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