Cows die in tractor-trailer crash on I-81 in NY

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A tractor-trailer loaded with cattle rolled over on Interstate 81 in New York Friday morning, killing five of 40 animals on board.

The mishap occurred at about 3:30 a.m. in the Town of Virgil in Cortland County south of Syracuse. The Cortland County Sheriff’s Office said the 26-year-old truck driver fell asleep and drove into the center median and tipped over. The trucker had minor injuries.

The driver was issued a citation for driving across hazard markings, officials said.