Police in Jackson, Mississippi worked to wrangle about 40 cows that escaped after a tractor trailer overturned on the highway, WJTV reports. (Dec. 11)

JACKSON, Miss. — Police and volunteers were called in to wrangle cattle Friday after a truck carrying livestock overturned on Interstate 20 in Mississippi.

Jackson police said an 18-wheeler with around 100 head of cattle wrecked around 3:30 a.m. Friday, releasing the cows onto the interstate.

The driver was taken to a hospital with non life threatening injuries, according to media reports. The accident caused long delays in the morning commute.

Some of the cattle died in the wreck. There were reports of vehicles crashing into some of the cows.

A few cows were still unaccounted for, according to media reports.

Authorities also said about 110 gallons of diesel spilled onto the road.

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