KSP warns of loose cattle, investigates crash on U.S. 62 in Livingston Co.

Kentucky State Police responded to a crash on Tuesday on U.S. 62 in Livingston County that involved a livestock cattle trailer, and now residents in that area are being asked to be on the lookout for loose steers. 

According to a news release, the crash occurred around 2:45 p.m. when a truck pulling a cattle trailer and driven by 25-year-old Anthony Cooper of Flemingsburg when it seems the right steering tire on the truck blew out.  The truck then left the roadway, hitting the guardrail, which caused it to overturn.

Cooper was wearing his seatbelt and was not injured in the crash, but the trailer was loaded with approximately 57 head of cattle.  U.S. 62 near the Tennessee River Bridge was closed for several hours as first responders worked to wrangle the cattle and clean up the crash site.

After careful accounting, it seems that two cows remaining missing. Officials are asking for the public’s help in locating the two, who are likely wandering in the Lake City and Grand Rivers area.  Be alert for possible cattle in the roadway, and if they cattle are found, call Livingston County 911 with specific information on their location.