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MCCAMMON — A dozen cows died and many others got loose on Saturday after a truck towing a livestock trailer rolled.

Idaho State Police say Soda Springs resident Kurtis Allen, 28, was driving a Peterbilt truck towing a livestock trailer east on Price Road, west of U.S. 30 and south of McCammon, when he failed to negotiate a curve and rolled the vehicle.

There were 39 cow-calf pairs in the trailer, police said, adding that the cattle were being transported to their summer range.

Six of the calves and six of the adult cows died as a result of the incident, and traffic was blocked for nearly five hours due to loose cattle, police said.

Allen was not injured in the crash, police said.

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