70 sheep killed when trailer rolls, others escape onto golf course

ALBANY, Ore. — Authorities in Linn County, Ore., say 70 sheep were killed when the commercial trailer that was hauling them overturned on a road near a golf course.

The sheriff's office says the two farm workers who were in the vehicle weren't hurt in Tuesday's crash.

A report from the sheriff indicated that the rig was traveling about 45 mph and the trailer tipped as it went around a corner.

Deputies say some sheep got loose and were running around a nearby golf course.

The Albany Democrat-Herald reports that the workers had just loaded nearly 400 sheep into the trailer and were headed to the Tangent area.

The crash is under investigation.

 

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