Overturned semi

Picture shows the semi transporting cattle that overturned during a crash on Interstate 15 in McCammon on Tuesday night.

A two-vehicle crash involving a cattle truck on Interstate 15 on Tuesday evening left nine cows dead and prompted a seven-hour highway closure near McCammon.

Idaho State Police said a semi truck, driven by Clint C. Weatherell, 37, of Ronan, Montana, was carrying 41 cows when it sideswiped another truck traveling alongside it at about 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Weatherell overcorrected on contact and his truck rolled with the cows in tow. Nine of the 41 cows died.

Weatherell and the driver of the other vehicle, Christopher S. Malone, 44, of Queen Creek, Arizona, were both wearing seatbelts and were not injured during the crash, police said.

Lanes on southbound I-15 were blocked for about seven hours while emergency responders cleared the scene.