State Police: 200 sheep killed
Oregon State Police say about 200 sheep are dead after the rollover crash of a livestock trailer that was hauling more than 300 of the animals.
Lt. Gregg Hastings says most of the dead sheep were killed in the Friday morning crash on Highway 226 near Scio, south of Salem. Other injured animals were euthanized at the direction of the sheep's owner.
Hastings says the driver may have had a medical problem that caused the truck and trailer to leave the road and roll onto its side. The driver was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Firefighters, police and passers-by helped remove sheep from the trailer.
Veterinarians from Oregon State University's College of Veterinary Medicine also headed to the scene.
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