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Truck carrying cattle overturns on Cameron highway

Posted July 11, 2008 5:54 a.m. EDT
Updated July 11, 2008 8:44 p.m. EDT

— A highway in Moore County was shut down early Friday as crews cleaned up a wreck involving a tractor trailer hauling cattle.

The driver ran off the road and the truck overturned around 1 a.m. on N.C. Highway 24 and Highway 27, which are conjoined, near the Lee County line.

The crash happened on the westbound side of the highway near Red Hill Road. The road was expected to be shut down until 9 a.m. or later.

The truck, which had minor damage, was hauling about 50 cattle to a farm in Candor in Montgomery County, authorities said. About 14 cows died. Another truck came to pick up the remaining livestock.

The driver, Dane Robert Paul, was OK. The 27-year-old from Indiana was charged with not having an operator's license. Troopers said they think speed might have been a factor.

The truck suffered minor damage.