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Trailer Transporting Cattle Involved Caught Fire On I-265

Trailer Transporting Cattle Involved Caught Fire On I-265
March 15, 2018 The Accident and Injury Team

It was reported that a trailer truck hauling 38 cattle caught fire in the northbound lanes of I-265 near Stonestreet Road.

38 cattle were reported to be in the truck when the fire started. It was reported that the truck is located near Stonestreet Road in northbound lanes of Interstate 265 in Louisville. According to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials, some of the cattle appear to be injured or may have died in the blaze.

The cause of the fire is not known at this time and is under investigation.

There were unconfirmed reports that the driver of the tractor trailer sustained injuries trying to put out the fire.  A witness said besides burns the driver may also have hurt his shoulder.  The burns that he did receive were to his hands and arms.  The condition of the driver has not been released.

Due to this accident on Interstate 265, it was reported that a portion of the northbound lanes have been shutdown. Drivers are advised to take an alternate route.


Dr. Brian Elias, from The Accident and Injury Team, comments on this crash.  “It’s sad to see that that a fire injured a man and the cattle he was hauling.  We hope that it can quickly be discovered what started the fire.”

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