40 cows dead after restless animals overturn big rig

40 cows dead after restless animals overturn big rig
Workers prepare to hoist dead cows removed from a semi trailer that overturned at the intersection of the Ramona Expressway and Sanderson Avenue in San Jacinto, Calif. early Friday morning, July 20, 2012. Forty dairy cows are dead after the restless animals shifted the weight in the trailer and toppled the big-rig. (AP Photo/The Press-Enterprise, Darrell R. Santschi)

SAN JACINTO, Calif. (AP) — Forty dairy cows are dead after the restless animals shifted the weight in a trailer and toppled a big-rig at an intersection in Southern California.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise says 110 cows survived the Friday accident that shut down a San Jacinto intersection for six hours.

The big-rig was hauling cows to a desert dairy in Brawley from a San Jacinto dairy.

Investigators say the tractor-trailer rig was making a left turn from the eastbound Ramona Expressway to northbound Sanderson Avenue when it overturned.

Riverside County sheriff's investigators say the movement of cows inside the trailer as the truck attempted to turn appears to have caused the truck to overturn.

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Information from: The Press-Enterprise