Cowboys round up cattle after semi overturns on highway

A Sedgwick County Animal Control worker scrambles to corral cattle along Kansas 96 near Maize, Kan., Wednesday morning, May 6, 2015, after a truck carrying cattle lost control in the rain and overturned earlier in the morning. (Mike Hutmacher/The Wichita Eagle via AP)

MAIZE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas highway has reopened after cowboys helped round up cattle who escaped a semitrailer that had rolled over near Wichita.

The Kansas Highway Patrol says Kansas 96 near Maize reopened about noon. It was closed when the truck crashed around 4 a.m. Wednesday northwest of Wichita. The driver was not hurt.

The driver was hauling about 60 cattle from Hutchinson to Eureka. About five cattle died in the accident. Several others escaped the truck and roamed near the highway.

Cowboys and animal control workers were called in to corral the cattle and get them into another truck.

Authorities say heavy rain may have contributed to the accident.

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