Semi hauling cattle crashes at Red River Bridge on I-35 northbound

An accident involving two semi tractor-trailers shut down the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 at the Red River Bridge Thursday morning. The road has reopened.

The accident happened around 1 a.m. in Cooke County, Texas just before the bridge, but slid onto the bridge in Love County, Okla.  The Semi hauling cattle crashes at Red River.

One of the 18-wheelers involved was carrying cattle. Several cattle died in the crash stated The Oklahoma Highway Patrol; others were loose on the roadway.

There was very dense fog at the time and the exact cause of the crash is not at this time. The condition is unknown of the occupants of each vehicle.

Traffic remained backed up from the the intersection of Interstate 35 and Highway 82 all the way to the Red River bridge. There were many cars and semis that were stalled out and as soon as the Interstate reopened, it took about 30 minutes for vehicles to move across the bridge.

There were several departments from Texas and Oklahoma that responded to this accident scene.

For almost five hours the Interstate 35 was closed.

Meanwhile, in Grady County, a cow was struck by a vehicle about 6:20 a.m. roughly 5 miles north of Chickasha. The crash caused an injury. A second vehicle hit the same cow, the patrol reported. U.S. 81 at the Amber turnoff was closed for about two hours.

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