Cattle were Loose after Semi Rollover Crash

Vigo County—Last evening at approximately 5:00pm, Indiana State Police and Vigo County emergency agencies responded to a semi rollover crash on US 41 northbound near Evans Avenue. There were no injuries, but there were loss of cattle. 

Preliminary investigation revealed a northbound 2003 Peterbuilt tractor, pulling a stock trailer loaded with 63 head of cattle, and driven by 32-year-old Michael D. Gibson of Paris, Kentucky, failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and rolled over. Reportedly, Gibson was attempting to slow for a slowing or stopping northbound passenger car. Following the crash, emergency personnel noted nine deceased cows and the living remainder were recovered at various nearby locations north, south and east of the scene. 

The semi was operating under Robert Conley Trucking of Georgetown, Kentucky. The load originated in Kentucky and was bound for Iowa. 

The crash was investigated by ISP Trooper Mike Laney. Assisting were the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office, Vigo County Emergency Management, Vigo County Highway Department, Otter Creek Fire/Rescue, Trans Care EMS, and Lambert’s Towing and Recovery.