COCKE COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) — A tractor-trailer carrying cattle overturned on I-40 West in Cocke County on Thursday, according to Cocke County Emergency Management Agency.
At 9 p.m. Thursday, 68 cows were on the trailer that was blocking I-40 West at the 432 ramps near Newport after a crash. By 10:33 p.m., Cocke County EMA said 33 cows were accounted for but one died at the scene.
By Friday, an update from the EMA said 49 cows had been recaptured and are back on the ranch. Five cows had been spotted but not yet caught. In addition, two cows had to be put down due to the severity of their injuries.
As of Friday at 3:30 p.m., 12 remained unaccounted for, according to the Cocke County EMA.
As of Sunday, Cocke County EMA said 10 cows are still missing and authorities are still working to find the remaining ones. On Monday, so far, five cows in total had to be put down due to their injuries.
“Should you have a cow show up on your back porch that isn’t supposed to be there, please call 911 and our central dispatch officers will send out an emergency responder to bring it to the transport trailers,” Cocke County Emergency Management Agency posted to Facebook.
Editor’s Note: This story will continue to be updated with additional information.