Cattle killed when vehicles slip and slide on icy highway

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) State police say at least 10 cattle died when the truck carrying them fell to its side in a multi-vehicle crash in Eastern Oregon.

A police spokesman says snow-and-ice caused Tuesday's crash on Highway 204 in Umatilla County.

The chaos started when a semi-truck slid and got stuck on the highway, causing two other vehicles to collide. It ended a couple vehicles later, when the truck carrying the cattle collided with a van that had stopped just before the crash site.

The woman driving the van was taken a Pendleton hospital for treatment of minor injuries. There were no other injuries beyond what happened to the cattle.

Police say the crash investigation remains active.

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