Law enforcement officers round up cattle on the loose after hauler overturned

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GEORGETOWN, Colo. — Law enforcement officers were rounding up cattle that were still roaming around in Georgetown on Wednesday, one day after a hauler rolled over on Interstate 70.

Troopers from the Colorado State Patrol and deputies from the Clear Creek Sheriff’s Office could be seen following a group of about 15 cattle on the shoreline of Georgetown Lake.

One cattle was struck and killed by an RV overnight, the sheriff’s office said.

Six cattle died after the hauler rolled over in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 on Tuesday morning.

Several cattle started running down the highway after the crash. More than 30 escaped, though Clear Creek County Animal Service and volunteers rounded up yearlings.

The cattle were being transported from Utah to Lamar, the Colorado State Patrol said.