- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

ASHLEY, N.D. (AP) - The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 21 head of cattle have been killed when a semi-truck rolled into a ditch on Highway 11 about 15 miles east of Ashley.

The patrol says 29-year-old Matthew Anderson was heading east about 3:30 a.m. Friday when he reached to pick up a soda bottle. The semi-truck drifted off the roadway, causing the load of 90 cattle to shift to the right. The truck and trailer rolled onto its side into the ditch.

Anderson, of Alvord, Iowa, was not injured.

A veterinarian and representative from the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association responded to assist with the cattle.

Damage to the truck, trailer and load is estimated at $45,000.

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