- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - A tractor-trailer carrying 130 calves overturned along the Florida Turnpike, but police have traffic going once again.

Numerous calves spilled out of the semi and were loose on both sides of the highway about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. Animal control officials from Osceola County helped herd the cattle and the owner of the tractor-trailer sent another truck to haul the calves away.

Troopers estimate around half the calves were killed.

The Florida Highway Patrol says a second crash involving three tractor-trailers and a car created additional traffic problems.

About an hour later, a Fed-Ex truck failed to slow down as it approached the stopped traffic and collided with another tractor-trailer. Seven people were hurt. None of their injuries was life-threatening.


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