40 to 50 cattle die after cattle truck overturns along I-49 in Harrisonville

Harrisonville, Mo. -- Northbound I-49 is back open in Harrisonville after a cattle truck overturned Friday morning.

It happened around 4:09 a.m. near Commercial Street.

The truck was carrying 80-100 head of cattle. Unfortunately 40-50 did not make it.

The driver and passenger in the truck were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol helped Harrisonville police recapture the cattle.

"They brought the quad runner and they started rounding up the cattle, getting them heading in the right direction, and then we had a couple runners that just didn’t want any part of that, they said no trailers thank you, we had enough of that today, but it took a while and They finally got them together," neighbor Robin Robbins said.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

The cause of the crash is unclear at this point. No other vehicles were involved.