Cattle truck tips over on Mesquite freeway

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A ramp connecting two busy interstates was shut down Monday morning after a truck hauling cattle crashed.

The crash happened around midnight on the ramp from westbound Interstate 30 to the northbound LBJ Freeway in Mesquite.

Officials said the load shifted as the semi-truck driver made the turn. The trailer tipped over with about 140 head of cattle inside.

All were calves and several died. Crews had to move the surviving calves to a second trailer before reopening the ramp.

The driver was not hurt.