West Grand Avenue and Seventh Streets were shut down nearly eight hours Friday after a semi filled with cattle crashed, forcing Clovis Police and others to organize a roundup of dairy cows loose in the streets.
West Grand Avenue and Seventh Streets were opened around 11 a.m.
Police Capt. Patrick Whitney said the crash occurred around 3 a.m. The driver Cody White of Amarillo, was uninjured but some cattle were injured.
Seven of the cows either died in the crash or were euthanized due to the extent of their injuries.
Police are unsure the total number of cattle that were being transported, however Whitney said the trailer White was hauling had a double-decker capacity of around 100 head.
Police and livestock officials spent much of the morning trying to recapture cattle that wandered from the crash scene.
White was transporting the cattle to Amarillo.
Whitney said White was eastbound on U.S. 60/84 and lost control of his truck as he tried to navigate a turn.
The truck flipped on its side an narrowly missed striking the traffic light at the intersection, Whitney said.
White was cited for careless driving and further citations may be pending, police said.