Cattle Swap In Middle Of Road
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On Thursday evening, May 21, 2020 two 18 wheelers collided on Highway 43 near the Daisy Community. A semi carrying rock with Castillo Trucking was struck by a freight cattle truck owned by Cox Productions of Missouri.
The collision shut down all entrances and exits to the Indian Nation Turnpike, and blocked traffic on Highway 43 for an extended period of time.
The cattle freight truck exited onto the northern off ramp of the Indian Nation Turnpike. The driver stopped to check his load, then proceeded to cross Highway 43 to enter the northern on ramp of the Indian Nation Turnpike when he hit an 18 Wheeler carrying a load of rocks traveling West on Highway 43.
Daisy First Responders arrived on the scene, directing and stopping traffic until another semi freight loader could arrive from Antlers to retrieve the cattle. Daisy First Responders assisted in transferring the cattle from one trailer to the other in the middle of the highway.
After the cattle were safely transferred, the semis were towed out of the way to clear the wreckage scene.
Daisy First Responders are: Kalin Singleton, Fire Chief, Clint Hutson, Jimmy Boatright, Haley Saunders, Billy Guy Kellogg and Dale Boatright.