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20 cows dead after livestock hauler loses it on sharp curve

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Semi truck wreck kills 20 cows in an incident involving a sharply curved highway exit in Connecticut early on Thursday. 

The accident happened at around 3:30 a.m. in Newtown on westbound I-84 at exit 10. 

According to Patch Connecticut, police and firefighters responded to the scene to find an overturned livestock hauler laying on its driver side. The trucker was not hurt, but 14 cows were killed in the crash. A veterinarian was called, and six more cows were put down due to their injuries 

The remaining 30 cows were loaded onto another trailer and taken to a veterinarian for evaluation. The livestock were being transported from Maine to Ohio. 

It is unclear what caused the crash, but officials say there is a 24 hour diner and gas station off of the exit the driver crashed on. The exit ramp has a sharp curve.

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