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Several cattle injured, killed in semi crash

An early morning cattle trailer crash in southeast Iowa has sent the driver to the hospital. (MGN Online)

An early morning cattle trailer crash in southeast Iowa has sent the driver to the hospital.

According to the Iowa State Patrol, the crash happened around 5 a.m. Friday on US 218 near milemarker 59 in Washington County.

The tractor-trailer was northbound on Highway 218 when it left the roadway, went through a ditch and came to rest in a creek, becoming partially submerged.

The driver was extricated and taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

The investigation into the crash in ongoing. The driver’s name is not being released at this time.

The trailer was loaded with cattle at the time of the crash and several were injured and killed in the crash.

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